KAJIADO – The Kajiado county government has received a significant boost in its healthcare provisions with a donation from the World Health Organization (WHO) valued at Sh 5.3 million. The donation comprises essential medical equipment, drugs, and nutritional supplies, including therapeutic milk formulas F100 and F75, intended for distribution across rural healthcare facilities in the county.
According to Kenya News Agency, County Health Executive Committee Member Alex Kilowua, while acknowledging the contribution from the WHO’s Nairobi office at Kajiado Referral Hospital, expressed gratitude for the support. He noted the timely nature of the donation, which aligns with the county’s preparations for potential disease outbreaks during the rainy season. Kilowua stated that the supplies would be critical in responding to emergencies and would ensure residents in rural areas have access to adequate healthcare services, especially when floods make it challenging to reach urban medical centers.
The medical consignment arrives subsequent to a visit by Kajiado Governor Joseph ole Lenku to the WHO offices in Nairobi this past September, aimed at fortifying the partnership between the international health body and the county government. Earlier in August, Kajiado County had allocated Sh30 million for restocking fast-moving drugs and essential non-pharmaceuticals across its five sub-counties.