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Amref offers maternal equipment to Garissa County

Health facilities in Garissa County will benefit from assorted equipment donated by Amref in support of reproductive health.

The donation comprises 100 mama kits, 4 examination couches, 4 ward screens, 10 hemoglobin meters, 2 medical trolleys, 10 fetal dopplers, 10 delivery packs, 10 delivery beds, 200 maternity pads, 100 mosquito nets and 2 vacuum extractors.

The equipment was received by Health Chief Officer Hassan Anshur who said they will aid in boosting the county’s health care agenda of providing high-quality and affordable services.

He thanked Amref for the donation and hailed the partnership between the two institutions noting that it will go a long way in curbing maternal and infant deaths and reduce reproductive health concerns among the mothers in the county.

Amref’s Project Officer for Safe Motherhood Galgalo Golicha said the donation was meant to support reproductive health indicators that had been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

He urged residents to choose hospital deliveries over ‘unskilled’ home deliveries, which put mothers at the risk of getting fistula.

By Erick Kyalo

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