Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) has donated assorted health care equipment to Health facilities in Garissa County in support of reproductive health.
The donated equipment purchased with funds from The Global Fund include 12 blood pressure machines, 20 ward screens, 8 stethoscopes, 18 wall clocks, 16 measuring tapes, six baby weighing scales, 19 patella hammers, 18 fetal Doppler, 7 fetoscopes, 10 clinical thermometers and 17 examination coaches.
Acting County Secretary Abdinasir Yusuf who received the equipment on behalf of the county from LSTM’s Onesmus Maina said that the equipment will be distributed to 20 facilities located in all the seven sub-counties.
Yusuf noted that the donation is in line with the county government’s desire to see the health sector in the county improve and will aid in reducing the high maternal and newborn deaths recorded in the county.
Fatuma Iman the County Reproductive Health Coordinator stated that the new equipment would help ease health concerns among the mothers in the county and save the lives of newborns and the mothers.
Speaking on behalf of the beneficiary facilities, Garissa County Referral Hospital CEO Dr. Hawa Bakari said the new equipment will boost the facility’s health care objective of providing high-quality and affordable reproductive health services.
Onesmus Maina of LSTM said the donation is meant to support reproductive health indicators and has additionally trained 51 nurses and eight trainers to train more health care providers.
By Fahid Mohammed and Grace Kamau