Kenyan Children to Benefit from Free Paediatric Heart Project: Rotary District 9212
Kenya Orient Life Assurance has announced a Ksh 100,000 sponsorship of the Rotary District 9212 free paediatric heart project, which seeks to provide free heart surgery to over 200 children annually.
The sponsorship will cater for tests and free heart surgery to repair heart defects for children born with congenital heart defects (CHD).
In partnership with local cardiologists and health facilities, Rotary District 9212 is responsible for identifying needy children and undertaking all diagnostic tests.
“As Kenya Orient Life Assurance, we continue to affirm our commitment to making everyone’s life our priority,” said Kenya Orient Life Assurance General Manager Jackson Muli.
“Through this support to the Rotary District 9212, we are confident that this is part of our service to the community we operate in, and we will be making the dreams of these needy children come true.”
The Ministry of Health estimates that more than 200,000 children under 18 in Kenya suffer from heart disease. The data further shows that over 10,000 babies are born each year with congenital heart defects.
“Children in Sub-Saharan Africa face many kinds of heart defects, and the cost of getting treatment for congenital heart defects is expensive and out of reach for many children. With sponsors such as Kenya Orient Life Assurance, we are looking forward to achieving our objective of supporting 250 needy children this year,” said Rotary District 9212 Governor Alex Nyaga.
Rotary District 9212 comprises Rotary clubs from Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and South Sudan.