Marsabit County to Partner with AMEN & PHILIPS Foundation to Fight Maternal Mortality


Marsabit county government will partner with Abrassa Mentorship and Empowerment Network (AMEN) and Philips foundation to fight the rising cases of mortality rate in the county under SAVE A MOTHER INITIATIVE.

Under this partnership, county health management team will closely work with AMEN staff in empowering communities and developing initiatives that will transform and improve the healthcare status of women, children, and adolescent by improving access to quality reproductive and child health services.

Speaking during the launch of the AMEN-KENYA projects in Marsabit county, Governor Mohamud Ali underscored the improvement in the county’s healthcare system particularly the maternal care saying that over 70% of mothers deliver at the healthcare facilities across the county.

However, he regretted the rise of maternal deaths as the world grapples with the menace saying that reducing maternal mortality is a global agenda under sustainable Development goal.

While acknowledging the enormous challenges that the county health system faces in containing maternal mortality, he called for a collaborative approach from all the stakeholders in eradicating preventable maternal and child mortality in the county.

” There is no doubt that new approaches and partnership frameworks are needed to overcome the long-standing challenges hampering the health of our people, our women, and children in this county”

AMEN CEO Her Excellency Rukia Abdikadir urged the county government to give more emphasis on maternal health.

She reiterated her commitment and that of her organization in fighting the rising cases of mortality rate and called on other NGOs to supplement the effort of the county government in combating the mortality rate.

She further congratulated Marsabit county government for prioritizing healthcare by allocating it the highest budgetary allocation and in line with Presidents big four agenda.

She also revealed that the project will be funded by Phillips foundation and will be implemented in the four sub-counties of Saku, Laisamis, North Horr and Moyale with focus on 20 community units.

According to her, the project will focus on strengthening the existing community-based interventions by complementing the limited capacity of health workforce, particularly for maternal and child health services.

The organization also handed over 20 motorbikes to community health assistant that will help them to coordinate community health strategy.

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CREDIT: Governor’s Press Service