About the project
Kitere Dispensary is located in Migori County. The dispensary only had a small delivery room with no postnatal ward. This was a challenge to many women in Kitere, as they either had to wait for long hours to be attended to or travel to Migori Level 5 Hospital or Ombo Mission Hospital in Migori town.
The Safaricom Foundation invested Kshs. 5.5 million towards the construction, equipping and expansion of the maternity Unit at the dispensary. The grant was to help improve the standards of maternal healthcare in Migori.
The facility has seen an increase in the number of women who stream in to seek maternal health services. It has employed more doctors and nurses to cater for the increased number and as a result mothers are receiving skilled deliveries and post-natal care