Mbooni: Reprieve for 15,000 residents as Tawa Maternal health unit is opened

More than 15000 residents from Mbooni East, are set to benefit from improved health services after the Mpesa Foundation and County Government of Makueni commissioned Tawa Sub County Hospital maternal and newborn unit on Monday.

Speaking during the event, Governor Mutula Kilonzo Junior urged mothers to make use of the facility so as to help reduce maternal and child mortality rates.

“We urge the residents from this area to encourage the expectant mothers to visit the facility so as have their healthcare monitored. This will help in early detection of any birth complications hence reducing the mortality which may occur in cases where mothers give birth at their homes”, The Governor said.

Mutula thanked the Mpesa Foundation for partnering with his government to ensure the facility is well equipped, adding that he is looking forward to setting up similar heath facilities within other parts of the county.

“In our efforts to curb maternal and infant mortality, the M-PESA Foundation has partnered with several counties to enhance service delivery. That is why we have intervened here in Makueni County to bring services closer to the people and transform as many lives as possible,” said Nicholas Nganga, Chairman of, M-PESA Foundation.

The county and Safaricom Mpesa Foundation partnership saw the hospital constructed and equipped at an approximate cost of Sh 32 million. The Foundation donated Sh 27 million for construction while the county’s health department equipped the hospital with Sh 5 million.

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