Motor bike ambulance in Kajiado County


 

Kajiado county being among the highest in mortality rates in Kenya , a Maasai woman has partnered with friends from outside the country and came up with an initiative to end mother -child death during birth.

Dr. Lanoi Parmuat having been brought up in Maasailand and understand the challenges facing women, she decided to bring an helping hand to the community.

The initiative of the motorbike and a cart will help them maneuver in the terrains and access health facilities easily. This is the first initiative in Kajiado county and if the idea will be meaningful in Pelewa area then Dr. Lanoi is planning to distribute more than thirty motorbikes in various communities living far from health care.

According to the health worker Christine Chemnjor  in Pelewa dispensary, said assessment shows that 175 women were pregnant in the locality  but only 20 women managed to  give birth in the health centre during 2016  due to lack of transport ,ignorance etc.

On the other hand Maasailand woman Josephine Amos,did not hide their joy and had high hopes  that indeed the initiative was their rescuer when it come maternal health.

The hope of the leaders and residents is to access hospitals without difficulty in  terms of transportation because the motorbike pulling cart will help the health worker too move around with ease.

The villagers applauded the move to end losing young women while trying to give birth at homes without a trained and qualified midwife.

The handing over of the cart Motorbike was done at Pelewa Dispensary in Kajiado central.

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