Kilifi County Hospital has commissioned a Ksh 54 million newborn unit which was built and equipped through a partnership between Safaricom Foundation and the County.
Through the unit, Kilifi aims to cut infant deaths, spur skilled newborn care and reduce neonatal complications.
The renovated unit will cater for at least twenty newborns at any one time, an improvement from five newborns.
The donated equipment includes incubators, beds, baby cots, resuscitaires, furniture and syringe pumps among others.
The initiative is part of the Foundation’s Ksh 132 million maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH) programme which includes over Ksh 30 million for the construction and equipping of maternal and newborn facilities in Lamu and Mombasa.