The Standard Group Plc is a multi-media organization with investments in media platforms spanning newspaper print operations, television, radio broadcasting, digital and online services. The Standard Group is recognized as a leading multi-media house in Kenya with a key influence in matters of national and international interest.
  • Standard Group Plc HQ Office,
  • The Standard Group Center,Mombasa Road.
  • P.O Box 30080-00100,Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Telephone number: 0203222111, 0719012111
  • Email: [email protected]

Kitale gets a Beyond Zero mobile clinic

 First Lady Margaret Kenyatta joins traditional dancers yesterday during the handing over of a Beyond Zero mobile clinic at Kitale Golf Club grounds in Trans-Nzoia County. [Photo: Kevin Tunoi/standard]

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta took her Beyond Zero Campaign to Trans-Nzoia County where she handed over a mobile clinic seeking to end the number of preventable maternal and child deaths.

Mrs. Kenyatta presented the mobile clinic to Governor Patrick Khaemba and his wife Rose Khaemba during a ceremony witnessed by MPs Dr Chris Wamalwa and Mrs. Janet Nangabo and nominated Senator Zipporah Kittony.

The mobile clinic fully stocked with medical equipment was co-jointly donated by Commercial Bank of Africa.

Addressing jubilant residents at Kitale club grounds, the First Lady urged Kenyans to integrate and recognize children with disabilities.

She emphasized on the importance of Kenyans taking care of disabled children with compassion and also ensure they access health care services.

She said children with impairment problems should be not be discriminated but recognized and supported to lead a decent life.

"Let us raise awareness on unrecognized children with disability and look at them with compassion and ensure they access health care services like any other human being," she urged.

While lauding Kenyans and institutions for supporting her health care agenda, Mrs.  Kenyatta said universal health care is fundamental for the country's economic growth.

"The positive response to this noble goal is impressive and our target is to ensure no child or mother dies during delivery," she added.

She called on Counties and partners in health services to ensure the community is sensitized on the health and diseases issues.

The First Lady noted that Cancer, HIV and Aids and early marriages was a challenge to the development of women and urged for proper mechanisms to address the problem.

Mrs. Kenyatta accompanied by First Ladies from 16 counties, commended the tremendous work by Trans-Nzoia's First lady to support orphans and vulnerable families.

She saluted Mrs. Khaemba for empowering women in the County and exposing them to business opportunities in bid to transform their lives.

Khaemba , Dr Wamalwa and Mrs. Nangabo requested president Uhuru Kenyatta through the first lady to  visit  the county and help distribute over 88,000 titles deeds which have been processed.

Kenya's current maternal mortality rate is 488 deaths per 100,000 live births, with the country losing 5,500 women each year as a result of pregnancy-related complications, according to the First Lady.


Related Topics


Trending Now


Popular this week