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
“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
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
“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
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.