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Save The Children Donates to Health Facilities in the Sub-Counties

The County Chief Officer for Public Health Mrs. Rahma Abdullahi has received a donation worth KES. 11 million from Save the Children International. The donation in the form of furniture, cold chain and medical equipment for 20 Health facilities in Mandera North, West and South with support from Pfizer foundation was received in Takaba, Mandera West sub-county.
The cold chain equipment entails 16 state of the art vaccine refrigerators with their panels, 100 vaccine carriers, 20 cold boxes, 40 fridge tags and some basic medical equipment for 12 facilities. The donated furniture include; 72 chairs, 24 steel cabinets and 24 desks that targeted 5 new health facilities. Mandera county government in partnership with Save the Children operationalized Hardimtu, Iresteno, Bachile, Quracmadhow and ardahagarsu dispensaries. The support will be extended to other health facilities in need of the items.
Mandera county is among the counties which have made great progress towards the immunization coverage with the current rate of FIC (fully immunized Child) at 77.2%.
In addition, Save the Children handed over Renovated Rehabilitation Centre (Occupational health, Physiotherapy and Orthopaedic) and equipment in Mandera West sub-county Referral Hospital to improve delivery of quality services to children with physical disabilities to improve their quality of life.
The Renovated Rehabilitation Centre was supported under a project that was funded by Hyundai Motor Europe. The project also supported 98 children with disabilities of which 26 were provided with assistive devices (19 wheel chairs, 5 crutches and 2 walking frame).
The CCO while immensely appreciating the support said, the donation will help child survival across the county.
Mrs. Rahma was accompanied by Program manager Save the Children Mr. Abdalla Shariff, Project Officer Mr. Kerow Yussuf, sub-county administrator Mandera west Mrs. Zainab Issack, sub-county health management committee and other county government officials.

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