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First Lady's Beyond Zero campaign gets KES 31M boost

11 July 2014, 15:36 PSCU

Nairobi - Five organisations have donated cash and equipment valued at KES 31.3m to boost First lady Margaret Kenyatta’s Beyond Zero campaign.

Ford Foundation, through the Regional Representative Maurice Makoloo, gave Sh15m, Housing Finance Corporation of Kenya Board chairman Steve Mainda Sh10m while Chinese Ambassador Liu Xianfa donated infant incubators valued at Sh2.3m.

Others include Murang’a County Government through the Governor Mwangi wa Iria (Sh2m) and Miller Foundation through the chairperson Cecil Miller (Sh2m).

The Murang’a County Government will also finance a mobile clinic from its Health budget for the Beyond Zero campaign that aims at ensuring that no woman or child in the country dies of preventable causes.

Mobile clinics will complement fixed medical services so that women can give birth in a healthy environment.

Spouses of Cabinet Secretaries also donated Sh600,000 towards the move.

Mrs Kenyatta received the donation at State House, Nairobi from Mrs Pamela Macharia, wife to Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia.

The First Lady thanked the sponsors saying their support adds impetus to a noble cause.

“Your support truly warms my heart. With unity we can make accessible maternal and child health care services to less privileged Kenyans,” she said.

She appealed to other individuals and corporate organizations to support the campaign saying it is the ‘surest way’ of providing solutions to the many healthcare problems facing Kenyans.

Director of Medical Services Nicholas Muraguri also urged all Kenyans to support the Beyond Zero campaign.

According to Dr Muraguri, 5,500 women die of child-birth related complications every year because they cannot access health care.

He said another 100,000 children die from preventable and treatable causes with 40 per cent of them dying before their first birthday.

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