Mandera County has received a donation of cold chain, medical equipment and furniture worth Sh11 million from Save the Children International with support from Pfizer foundation for 20 health facilities in Mandera North, West and South.
Speaking while receiving the donation County Chief Officer for Public Health Mrs. Rahma Abdullahi said the donation would help boost the County’s health system.
“I want to thank the donors. This is a boost to our health system. We will make sure the 20 health facilities targeted get the supplies,” said Rahma.
The cold chain equipment entails 16 modern vaccine refrigerators with panels, 100 vaccine carriers, 20 cold boxes, 40 fridge tags and some other basic medical equipment for 12 facilities.
Donated furniture entails 72 chairs, 24 steel cabinets and 24 desks that targeted five new health facilities.
According to Rahma, the County health department would also identify other health facilities in need of the equipment.
In addition, Save the Children handed over Renovated Rehabilitation Centre and equipment in Mandera West Sub County Referral Hospital to improve delivery of quality services to children with physical disabilities and improve their quality of life.
The Centre was supported under a project funded by Hyundai Motors Europe. The project also supported 98 children with disabilities of whom 26 were provided with assistive devices including 19 wheel chairs, 5 crutches and 2 walking frame.
“We greatly appreciate this donation from Save the Children. This will help children survival across our county,” said Rahma.
The Chief Officer was accompanied by Programme Manager Save the Children Mr. Abdalla Shariff, Project Officer Mr. Kerow Yussuf, Sub County Administrator Mandera West Mrs. Zainab Issack, Sub County Health Management Committee and senior county government officials.
By Charles Matacho