Marsabit Governor Ukur Yattani inspects medical equipment donated to the county by the Kenya Red Cross Society.
The Kenya Red Cross through the Global Fund today has donated medical supplies worth 40 million to Marsabit County.
The equipment will be distributed to 86 health facilities in the county and include delivery beds, caesarean section set, oxygen concentrator, infant weighing scales and sterilizing drums, among others.
The equipment will help improve maternal health in the county and include special machine to treat uterine cancer.
Red Cross provided equipment in the first phase of the program and will be distributed to 52 clinics in the county before embarking on the second phase where other 30 clinics will receive the equipment to help improve the health sector.
Marsabit County Governor Ukur Yattani received the equipment at Marsabit Referral Hospital.
The county boss thanked Red Cross for the initiative saying the equipments will help significantly improve health sector, especially women’s health to help cut maternal deaths.
“Health sector in this county have improve greatly since the inception of county government and maternal deaths are no longer there in large numbers like before” Says Ukur.
Kenya Red Cross Governor Dr. Ahmoud Said said Marsabit County is among 35 counties that has benefited from the initiative.
“Red Cross will continue to work with counties to improve various sectors of development” Governor Said.
He said that equipment will improve the health sector in the County since the county is ranked among the top four with highest burden of maternal mortality.