SportPesa Foundation has donated Ksh3.4 million to two health facilities in Meru County – Mikinduri Sub-County Hospital and Ankamia Dispensary, as part of its maternal health support commitment.
The donations were today distributed in Mikinduri Sub-County Hospital, which received 10 maternity ward beds and two incubators, while Ankamia Dispensary received five maternal ward beds and 10 maternity packs. SportPesa Foundation will also fund the construction of a new maternity ward at the Ankamia Dispensary.
“In March this year we made the commitment to support maternal health across the country and this cause brought us to Meru County this weekend. We have seen women have to walk long distances to receive the medical care they deserve, with some not even making it to a health care facility,” said SportPesa CEO Captain Ronald Karauri.
In addition, SportPesa Foundation distributed football kits at the nearby Ankamia field.
Five months ago, SportPesa Foundation launched its maternal health support. To date it has made donations to hospitals in five counties across Kenya. They are Bomet, Nairobi, Kiambu, Tharaka Nithi and Meru counties. The hospitals that have benefitted include Rironi Health Centre, Lunga Lunga Health Centre, Riruta health Centre and Ndarawetta Dispensary and PCEA Chogoria Mission Hospital.
SportPesa Foundation supports communities in areas of sports and education, maternal healthcare and ending period poverty by promoting menstrual hygiene projects.