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  • 8 July 2019

    On 3 July 2019, representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Nairobi and the Makueni County Referral Hospital signed a contract concening the equipment of the health center with a modern digital management system. The project will be implemented as part of the Polish Aid Small Grants fund.

    The Makueni County Referral Hospital located in Wote, about two hours away from the city of Nairobi, is the largest public hospital in the Makueni County, with a catchment area of about one milion people. It is a regional facility and provides a variety of services, including surgery, paediatrics as well as, opened in 2018, a separate obstetrics and gynecology unit that belongs to the most modern in the country. The hospital also has a psychological clinic specialized in counteracting gender-based violence and a general health center. The Makueni County Referrall Hospital serves several hundred patients a day.

     

    Thanks to the Polish Aid-funded project, the health center will be fully computerized and equipped with a modern Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, allowing digital archiving of patients' medical records and giving the hospital an ability to participate in an information exchange with other healthcare units in the region . The EHR system, which is now being implemented, will contribute to the reduction of unnecessary formalities, increase the administrative efficiency of the hospital, eliminate the risk of losing documents and, as a result, will improve the overall quality of patient care. 

     

    While visiting Wote, the representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Nairobi, Ms. Agnieszka Torres de Oliveira and Ms. Iwona Lula, held a meeting with Dr. Andrew Mutava Mulwa, Minister for Health Services at the Government of Makueni County and dr Daniel Gichogo, director of the Makueni County Referral Hospital. The discussion allowed for summarizing the achievements made so far by the County in providing high quality health care and  fordiscussing prospects for further cooperation.

     

    This is not the only project implemented in the Kenyan County of Makueni as part of the Polish Aid scheme. Since April last year, the Polish Humanitarian Action, together with its local partner Africa Sand Dam Foundation, has been building sand dams in the region. Thanks to the improvement of the irrigation system, inhabitants of South-eastern counties of Makueni, Machakos and Kitui, characterized by a semi-arid climate, will be able to supply water to their farms and homes also outside the rainy season.

    Inauguration of a development project in the Kenyan County of Makueni / Embassy of Poland in Nairobi
    Inauguration of a development project in the Kenyan County of Makueni / Embassy of Poland in Nairobi
    Inauguration of a development project in the Kenyan County of Makueni / Embassy of Poland in Nairobi
    Inauguration of a development project in the Kenyan County of Makueni / Embassy of Poland in Nairobi
    Inauguration of a development project in the Kenyan County of Makueni / Embassy of Poland in Nairobi
    Inauguration of a development project in the Kenyan County of Makueni / Embassy of Poland in Nairobi
    Inauguration of a development project in the Kenyan County of Makueni / Embassy of Poland in Nairobi
    Inauguration of a development project in the Kenyan County of Makueni / Embassy of Poland in Nairobi

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