About the project
St. Francis De Sales Health Centre, is located in Chuka Tharaka Nithi County where it serves residents of Cheera with health care services. However, patients were not able to get blood screening forcing them to travel for 10 km to Chuka town. Due to capacity issues and unavailability of doctors, patients would go back home unattended.
Safaricom Foundation through the Pamoja scheme which is a staff engagement programme funded the purchase of a hematology Analyzer machine, to a tune of Kshs 850,000.
The machine has been able to increase the capacity of the Health Centre to handle more patients on a daily basis as well as generate more revenue for the hospital. The hospital is now able to boost its bed capacity and offer better services to its residents.
In addition, the machine has been of great help to doctors who can now detect a wider scope of diseases which means more accurate diagnosis and proper medication. Overall, residents in the community and students will be able to access quality healthcare services at the convenience of having this facility as close as their doorstep.