The initiative is part of Safaricom’s 18th birthday celebrations and the Foundation’s strategy to promote maternal and child health care across the country.
Nairobi, October 26th, 2018…At least 1,100 mothers in 42 hospitals across the country have received mother and baby packs distributed by Safaricom Foundation.
The packs which include a baby towel, baby wrap, napkin, baby cloth, baby powder and baby oil and a breastfeeding pictorial guide are part of Safaricom’s 18th anniversary.
“Investing in maternal health is a key priority for us. We hope these packs will serve as an incentive for mothers to register for antenatal clinics and deliver in hospitals in turn reducing the number of births under unskilled health care providers,” said Joseph Ogutu, Chairman, Safaricom Foundation.
Statistics indicate that at least 7,000 mothers in Kenya die annually from pregnancy related complications, majority of which can be avoided.
In 2016, Safaricom Foundation invested Kshs.10.9million for a period of one year to provide 233 mother and baby packs in Samburu each month as part of the Uzazi Salama initiative that aims to promote maternal and child health in Samburu County.