Healthcare Workers in Makueni County Receive Personal Protective Equipment from Safaricom Foundation

Safaricom Foundation, Senior Programmes Manager, Henry Kilonzo (second right), presents PPEs to Makueni County Governor, H.E Prof Kivutha Kibwana (second left). Also present is, Makueni County CEC- Health, Dr. Andrew Mulwa and the Deputy County Commisioner, Florence Opunga. [PHOTO – COURTESY]
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Safaricom Foundation has handed over personal protective equipment (PPE) worth Kshs.  1.5 million to health workers in Makueni County to boost the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The PPE include N95 masks, gloves, protective shoes, googles and assorted protective clothing.

At the same time, the foundation announced a partnership with the county government to rebuild houses for ninety nine families affected by floods in Kilungu, Kaiti, Kitundu and Sultan Hamud. The support will cost Kshs.  2.2 million.

“We appreciate the critical role that health care workers are playing in the fight against this pandemic. We want to make sure that they are adequately protected so that they can offer their services without risking their lives and those of their patients. We are also happy to partner with the County Government of Makueni to rebuild the houses of those who had been displaced by the recent floods,” said Joseph Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation.

Safaricom Foundation has already handed over PPE to fifteen counties. In the same breath, Safaricom’s M-Pesa  Foundation has  partnered with the Kenya Medical Practitioners , Pharmacists and Dentists Union ( KMPPDU)  to distribute PPE in Nairobi, Kilifi, Kwale, Kiambu, Migori, Busia and Machakos counties.

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