Health workers in Kilifi and Kwale counties have today received personal protective equipment worth KES 4.5 million from the M-PESA Foundation.
In Kilifi County, medics got KES 3 million worth of PPEs which included 1,000 N95 masks, 3,000 gowns and 500 googles, while PPEs worth KES 1.5 million, including 2,000 gowns, 1,000 N95 masks and 500 goggles, will be distributed in Kwale county.
“We commend the work that health care workers are doing to fight the COVID-19 disease. Being in the frontline, they are at risk of contracting the disease and that is why as M-PESA Foundation, we partnered with KMPDU to ensure that they are protected sufficiently as they do their work,” said Les Baillie, Executive Director, M-PESA Foundation.
The KES 20 million investment by the M-PESA Foundation will see health workers in 7 counties receive PPEs. So far, the Foundation has donated PPEs to Nairobi and Machakos counties with distribution expected in Busia, Migori and Kiambu counties.
In the last two months, Safaricom’s other philanthropic arm, the Safaricom Foundation, has also donated PPEs to health workers in Meru, Kajiado, Baringo, Uasin Gishu, Narok, Nakuru and Mombasa counties.
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