Over 200 people from Korogocho gathered at the Chief’s Camp on Tuesday the 24th of June to witness the launch of the Partnership for Maternal Newborn and Child Health (PAMANECH) project. The ceremony was presided over by the Governor of Nairobi County HE. Dr. Evans Kidero.
The project, which was implemented in Kasarani (Korogocho slum) and Makadara (Viwandani slum), aims to strengthen Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) for the improvement of health outcomes for mothers, newborns and young children in urban informal settlements.
The PAMANECH project has equipped and upgraded maternity services in five health facilities namely Mwangazo Ulio na Tumaini Clinic, Jahmii Kipawa Clinic and Provide International Health Center located in Korogocho as well as Cana Family Health Center and MELIHEP Center located in Viwandani.
Among those who spoke at the function included Dr. Alex Ezeh, the APHRC executive director. In his speech, the governor offered to support APHRC in similar initiatives and pledged to improve maternal and child health services in Nairobi.
Nairobi Governor Dr. Evans Kidero and the APHRC team tour the newly launched Jahmii Kipawa Health Clinic in Korogocho.
Dr. Evans Kidero awards the Korogocho Youth Groups a cheque for 1.2 million Kenya shillings to enable them to provide security for women accessing medical facilities at night.
The Governor and Dr. Alex Ezeh, APHRC’s Executive Director, test drive the ambulance which will provide emergency referral services for the Korogocho community.