About the project
The hospital had old and broken delivery beds which needed replacements. They were unsafe for pregnant women to deliver on due to wrong positioning during giving birth. This was happening at a hospital which was relied upon for approximately 60 deliveries per month.
The situation was compounded when expectant women avoided the hospital and preferred travelling 25 kilometres away to the main hospital for safe maternal care and delivery.
Safaricom Foundation upgraded the maternity wing of the hospital with equipment at KES 750,000. They included new delivery beds, baby resuscitators and wheelchairs.
The hospital is now able to offer maternal health services which can be trusted by women in the sub-county. This will increase access to maternal health.
The new delivery beds are adjustable in a number of positions which will not hurt mothers while they are delivering. The lives of mothers and babies will be safe using the new equipment.
The hospital’s theatre is operational so the new equipment will give it a lift.