PCEA Chogoria Mission hospital became the latest beneficiary of SportPesa Foundation’s Maternal Health Care community programme on Friday morning.
The mission hospital received various equipment to boost its maternal unit services, which will go a long way to ensuring the women from the community receive adequate healthcare.
SportPesa Foundation has supported the hospital by donating baby cots, incubators, neonatal rescucitaire among others worth more than Ksh1.7 million to the hospital located in Tharaka Nithi County.
“Our CSR is aimed at improving maternal healthcare as part of our contribution as a corporate citizen in helping the government address high maternal deaths and infant mortality rates,” said SportPesa CEO Captain Ronald Karauri.
“The donation will go a long way in supporting the hospital to provide quality healthcare for its constituents,” he added.
Chogoria Hospital is currently owned and managed by the Presbyterian Church of East Africa PCEA) and is a not-for-profit based organisation that provides quality healthcare services and training in Tharaka Nithi County.
In addition, SportPesa Foundation donated kits to 15 football clubs in the county under the Kits for Africa project.
The Kits for Africa initiative was launched in 2016 in a bid to donate football kits to teams across the region, who struggle to find tools to enable them to further develop their talent.
“We remain committed to supporting maternal health and sports. We must support our youth to meet their potential in sports and by proving them with kits is only one way of ensuring they have the right equipment to pursue their dreams,” added Captain Karauri.
In March 2021 SportPesa Foundation launched its maternal health support. To date it has donated various equipment to four health facilities in Nairobi, Kiambu and Bomet Counties.
SportPesa Foundation is focused on supporting communities in areas of sports and education, maternal care and ending period poverty by promoting menstrual hygiene projects.