About the project
There was need to increase access to quality health services in Nyeri and the nearby areas. Lack of equipment in the maternal and newborn units risked an increase of maternal and infant mortality rates.
Safaricom Foundation refurbished and equipped the newborn and maternal high dependency units at a cost of KES 15 Million. The newborn unit has been equipped with ventilators, heaters and baby cots while the maternal HDU received patient monitors, cardiac monitoring equipment as well as furniture and stationery for medical staff.
The renovated facility has transformed the lives of mothers and newborns in Nyeri and nearby areas through increased access to quality health services. The revamped maternal and newborn units is expected to reduce maternal and infant mortality rates, encourage skilled deliveries and decrease maternal and neo-natal complications.