Riruta Health Centre moved a step closer to opening its maternity wing and upgrade to a level 4 facility, thanks to a Ksh1.2m donation by SportPesa Foundation.
The foundation supported the center with 12 hospital ward beds, Ksh500,000 towards equipping the maternity unit’s kitchen and PPE kits for health workers in the facility.
Speaking at the Health Center on Friday morning, SportPesa CEO Captain Ronald Karauri expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome and continued to cement the company’s commitment to the cause.
“The people here are really doing an amazing job and I’m grateful for the welcome and the tour around, to learn more about the facility.
“I’m happy to be here and we all know how maternal health care – being such an important pillar of the society, needs attention, hence us deciding to help wherever we can.
“We had focused most of our CSR in sport but this is only the beginning and we will do the most that we can to help facilities all across the country,” Captain Karauri stated.
SportPesa Foundation remains committed in supporting communities in areas of sports & education, maternal health care and ending period poverty by promoting menstrual hygiene projects.
Prior to the Riruta donation, SportPesa also donated beds and money to the Ndarawetta dispensary in Bomet County, in a bid to continue to help communities access better health care.
We recognise the sacrifices made every day by our frontline healthcare professionals and these PPE kits are
part of our support to these warriors in the fight against Covid-19.
“I would like to encourage the government to engage in such projects across the country, also other private companies because it goes a long way in growing together as a nation,” he concluded.
The Health facility supports over 300,000 people, monthly, within the Riruta area and the neighboring informal settlement.
“We are very grateful to SportPesa Foundation for this timely donation. Riruta Health Center has been
an outpatient facility providing pre and post-natal care among many other services.
“This donation, to us, is God-sent and will have a huge impact to the large community that we serve,” said Sister Maureen Wachira, the Facility-In-Charge at the center.
The Nairobi Metropolitan Service has just completed the building of a maternal wing to enable us to provide
full maternal healthcare as well as 24-hour services.
The Deputy Director of the NMS, Musa Mohamed was also in attendance and extended gratitude from the entire organization for the noble work that SportPesa is doing.
Today is a very big day and we have to recognize that SP has done so much for the maternity health care.
“We as NMS are very proud to be associated with SportPesa because health is a massive pillar in the country and this donation will go a very long way in ensuring we are able to offer proper health services,” Mohammed underlined.