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  • 27 June 2019

    On 27 June 2019, the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Nairobi Mr Jacek Bazański and the Governor of Nyamira County Mr John Nyagarama signed a contract for equipping the maternity operating theatre at Kijauri Sub-County Hospital. The project will be financed and implemented through small grants scheme under the Polish Development Cooperation Program - Polish Aid.

    The project - financed from the Polish Aid and implemented by the Kenyan County of Nyamira - envisages equipping the maternity operating theatre in the Kijauri Sub-County Hospital. This will significantly improve the quality and access to care offered to mothers and children in the Nyamira County: women requiring caesarean operations will no longer have to travel to County Referral Hospital in the county's capital Nyamira, because specialist medical assistance will be provided on the spot. 

     

    In recent years Kenya has managed to significantly reduce maternal mortality. The ratio has dropped from 717 deaths per 100 000 live births in 1996 to 362 deaths per 100 000 live births in 2015. In accordcance with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, maternal mortality ratio shall be reduced to less than 70 per 100 000 births by 2030. 

     

    Ambassador of Poland in Nairobi Mr Jacek Bazański expressed hope that the support provided by Poland will help to improve the quality of care offered to mother and child in the Nyamira County, as well as it will contribute to reducing maternal and neonatal mortality in the region. - We hope that thanks to the support offered by Poland both the Nyamira County and the Republic of Kenya as a whole, will accomplish that aim - said Governor of Nyamira, Mr John Nyagarama. 

     

    This is the second project implemented in the Kenyan County of Nyamira under the Polish Aid scheme. In 2018 Poland financed the purchase of the water heating solar panels at Nyamira County Referral Hospital. 

    Poland supports mother and child care in Nyamira County / Fot. Iwona Lula
    Poland supports mother and child care in Nyamira County / Fot. Iwona Lula
    Poland supports mother and child care in Nyamira County / Fot. Iwona Lula
    Poland supports mother and child care in Nyamira County / Fot. Iwona Lula

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