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Safaricom donates cervical cancer screening machine to Nyamira County

A donation of a cervical cancer-screening machine worth Sh1 million by Safaricom Foundation is set to enhance cancer management at Nyamira Referral Hospital.

Nyamira Health Executive Committee Member (ECM) Gladys Momanyi, when receiving the machine on Monday said it will help reduce costs and distances travelled by residents seeking similar services from neighbouring counties and will also supplement the already existing one at the facility.

“We are grateful to Safaricom Foundation for giving us this machine and we are now assured that it will be valuable to our women who have been seeking cervical cancer screening services outside our county. It will also be very handy in accelerating the service to our clients who visit our facility as it will supplement the one we already have,” she said.

Ms Momanyi urged women to visit the Nyamira County Referral Hospital, for screening to know their status regarding the disease for it to be contained in time in case they are diagnosed with the disease.

“I call upon our women residents to visit our facility and undertake the cervical cancer screening, a service we offer free of charge, to start undergoing early treatment in the event that cervical cancer is detected thus preventing untimely deaths,” Momanyi advised.

Safaricom Regional Sales manager   Edward Wasuna, said that Safaricom Foundation is keen on building communities and strengthening lives through such corporate social responsibility support activities.

He hinted they engage with departments of health, education and economic empowerment was the major focus and their aim was to directly impact the community.

“We at Safaricom Company are focusing on health, education and economic empowerment amongst many others to improve and impact the lives of common citizens directly. All we are doing is giving back to the community and saying thank you for being part of our economic growth journey,” explained Wasuna.

By Deborah Bochere

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