SPORTPESA DONATES MEDICAL EQUIPMENTS TO A HEALTH CENTRE AT NAIROBI’S SPRAWLING SLUM

Sportpesa Chief Executive Officer Ronald Karauri donates medical equipments worth 1.7 million Kenya shillings to Lunga Lunga Health Centre at Mukuru kwa Njenga Sprawling slum Nairobi County Kenya. PHOTO /VERA SHAWIZA

Sportpesa donates medical equipments to a Health Centre at Nairobi’s sprawling slum 

 

 

 

By Vera Shawiza

 

 

 

SportPesa Foundation has supported Lunga Lunga Health Centre to a tune of Ksh1.7 million as part of its contribution in making the facility’s new maternity wing functional.

 

 

 

 

The SportPesa Foundation delivered various donations to equip the

hospital’s new maternity block constructed by Nairobi Metropolitan

Services. The Foundation donated eight beds for the labour ward, 10

baby cots, two delivery beds, an incubator and laundry room

equipment.

 

 

 

 

“We support the initiative by NMS to increase capacity in the sub-

counties to ease pressure on the public referral hospitals and also

improve access to healthcare in Nairobi’s informal settlements.

SportPesa remains committed to supporting maternal health care to

help women access quality services easily,” said SportPesa CEO

Captain Ronald Karauri.

 

 

 

 

“This is the third such facility we are supporting in three months

and remain committed to partnering with similar facilities across

different counties.”

 

 

 

 

Lunga Lunga Health Centre in Industrial Area mainly supports

patients from informal settlements of Mukuru, especially Mukuru

kwa Njenga. The government embarked on building the in-patient

maternity wing to facilitate 24-hour all-round maternal health

services.

 

 

 

 

 

“In the past, we purely catered for outpatients only, but with this

new block, we project up to 500 deliveries per month once it is

complete. The donation today from SportPesa Foundation will go a

long way in enabling us to support the surrounding settlements,”

said Anne Maru, the Facility-In-Charge at the Lunga Lunga Health

Centre.

 

 

 

 

SportPesa Foundation is committed to supporting communities in

sports & education, maternal care and ending period poverty by

promoting menstrual hygiene projects. The donation comes weeks

after a similar one worth Ksh1.3 million to Riruta Health Centre and

Kshs800,000 in support of Bomet County’s Ndarawetta Dispensary’s

new maternity wing.

 

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