Laikipia County’s health sector has received a boost of five motorcycles from USAID Tujenge Jamii in bid to aid community health workers mobility for seamless health care service delivery.
The area Governor Joshua Irungu while receiving the donations on Friday, said the motorcycles will enable the community health workers to reach residents in a timely manner.
“We have commissioned five motorbikes for mobility so that we can help residents. Mobility is very important. Community health workers have a responsibility of number of households to handle and coordinators from various units,” said Irungu.
He pointed out that through USAID Tujenge Jamii, they had benefited also with the recruitment of 88 health workers for seamless health service delivery in the county.
“We have been having USAID Tujenge Jamii and the project they are doing is for residents’ benefit especially TB and Aids preventive care,” said the governor.
USAID Tujenge Jamii is a US government funded project and is operating in four counties of Baringo, Laikipia, Nakuru and Samburu to improve community health care in Kenya.
By Muturi Mwangi