MARSABIT, Kenya — The County Government of Marsabit has been endowed with a significant contribution from the County First Ladies’ Association to enhance health service delivery. A donation consisting of medical kits valued at Sh7.5 million was handed over to Alamitu Jattani, the spouse of the Marsabit County Governor, and the local Department of Health officials.
According to Kenya News Agency, Agnes Ochilo, the donated 500 sets of scrubs will support health workers in Marsabit and assist in the delivery of quality health services, with a particular focus on women’s health. Mrs. Ochilo emphasized the importance of health workers in the campaign against cancer and the need for widespread screening and treatment.
The efforts by Ms. Jattani in the areas of health care, particularly reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and Child Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAHAN), were also recognized during the event. Her advocacy work has been critical in improving the accessibility and quality of health care in Marsabit County. Moreover, she has been an influential figure in combating sexual and gender-based violence and promoting alternative rites of passage as a safeguard against female genital mutilation.
In attendance were county first ladies from across Kenya, who championed education as a crucial component of national development and called for intensified efforts to eradicate FGM and forced marriages. They asserted the importance of equipping children with education to prepare them for a better future.
The event concluded with Governor Mohamud Ali’s commitment to creating a supportive environment for health personnel and his pledge to continue increasing the health sector’s budget to ensure sufficient medical supplies and equipment in Marsabit County.