Sportpesa’s Support for the Health Sector a Relief to Maternal Health in Kenya

By Korir Isaac / Published January 31, 2022 | 2:53 pm




KEY POINTS

Most facilities across the country do not have the proper equipment to handle medical challenges, and those that are better equipped do not have effective processes and or personnel in place to execute the various tasks.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS


Sportpesa has moved to offer solutions that will provide efficient delivery of services to even the most rural area in the country.


The state of Kenya’s health is far from being something to write home about. It is still faced with myriads of challenges including limited access to health care facilities, inadequate personnel, and expertise to address the medical needs.

Unfortunately, most facilities across the country do not have the proper equipment to handle medical challenges, and those that are better equipped do not have effective processes and or personnel in place to execute the various tasks.

Over the years, the government of Kenya has made significant strides in working towards making Universal Health Care a beneficial tool for all. But despite these efforts, access to healthcare services in the country remains a cause for concern.

It is for this reason, that private sector companies such as Sportpesa have moved to offer solutions that will provide efficient delivery of services to even the most rural area in the country.

Through the Sportpesa Foundation, the company, since March 2021, has been going from one county to another bringing smiles to the faces of mothers who need health services the most.

The company has invested heavily in maternal healthcare and has since supported several hospitals with equipment while funding unfinished projects in others to ensure that the service is affordably accessible.

ALSO READ: Sportpesa Donates Equipment to Boost Maternal Health in Kilifi

Various hospitals in the counties of Bomet, Narok, Tharaka Nithi, Meru, Nairobi, Homa Bay, and Kiambu counties have benefitted from the support.

The latest beneficiary is Kilifi County Teaching and Referral Hospital, which received beds for the maternity wards, delivery beds, patient trolleys, procedure trolleys, patient monitors, pulse oxymeters, vital sign monitors, and dopplers to improve its maternal health care services.

For a hospital that handles at least 600 deliveries a month, this much-needed support couldn’t be any timelier.

“We handle a high number of patients and deliveries in the maternity unit. The equipment we have received will help us manage them better because sharing of beds in the maternity ward has been a challenge and poses many risks of hospital-acquired infections among our clients,” said the hospital’s Nursing Officer in Charge, Mildred Santa.

This support goes in line with what Sportpesa is committed to doing. It is also for the benefit of the health sector in Kenya where many hospitals are in dire need of assistance in regards to the setbacks in the supply chain, understaffed facilities, healthcare financing, and innovations and technology.

If these setbacks are looked into, the delivery of quality healthcare will go a notch higher – and the government cannot do it alone.




About Korir Isaac

A creative, tenacious, and passionate journalist with impeccable ethics and a nose for anticipated and spontaneous news. He may not say it, but he sure can make one hell of a story.

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