According to the Kenya Demographic and Health Survey, In Baringo County, at least 375 women out of 100,000 women die while giving birth and 31 infants out of 1,000 born die during birth.
The county faced the challenges of insufficient health centres and equipment to support maternal health. At least 15,000 women in the county faced the risks associated with inadequate maternal health care.
Safaricom Foundation invested KES 82 million into a maternal, neo-natal and child health programme. In partnership with the County Government of Baringo, the support includes building and equipping at least 3 maternities and 1 theatre, and providing ambulances for remote areas.
The health centres have given the county the reprieve it needs, with decreasing maternal and infant mortality rates for the more than 15,000 women benefiting. The health facilities have increased access to maternal healthcare. Women and children in far-off areas are getting the care they need.