About the project

The Challenge

Moi Teaching and referral hospital is a major referral hospital in Uasin Gishu County and parts of Western Kenya rely on it for health services.

Its newborn unit had a shortage of equipment. It was providing services to 94 infants despite having a capacity to handle 60 infants. There were a high number of infants who were born premature and suffered from a variety of ailments such as jaundice and had breathing problems with neonatal equipment to provide treatment.

The Intervention

The hospital received equipment worth KES 10 million from Safaricom Foundation.

The equipment included an infant ventilators, 2 cardiac monitors, 2 LED phototherapy machines, laryngoscopes, 2 resuscitaires and 5 infant incubators.

The Impact

The newborn unit has increased its capacity and improved upon service delivery. The health facility is able to provide services to 100 infants. Problems which develop in infants are detected immediately after birth which will leading to quick response and treatment to prevent fatalities.




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