Safaricom Foundation, in partnership with Kiambu County Government, has formally commissioned a newly renovated outpatient wing for maternity services at Rironi Health Centre. The Foundation constructed the facility at a cost of KES 3.6 million with the County Government set to equip it.
The initiative is part of the Foundation’s programme to increase access to quality maternal and child health services in the country. Rironi outpatient wing is now able to attend to more than one hundred and fifty (150) patients per day.
In 2018, Safaricom Foundation launched its Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Program. This was necessitated by statistics which showed a maternal mortality rate of 362 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births and an infant mortality rate of 31 deaths per 1,000 live births.
The Foundation has invested in several Counties addressing areas where there is the highest need. These maternal health investments have been done in partnership with the respective County Governments.