The Aga Khan Development Network has secured Sh. 100 million two years grant from German Finance Corporation to help hospitals in Western Kenya mitigate effects of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Network head of finance Alex Mano says they will be using its agencies the Aga Khan Foundation, Aga Khan University Nairobi and Aga Khan Health Services to implement the noble project.
Mano says four counties; Kisumu, Migori, Busia and Bungoma county referral hospitals have been earmarked to benefit from the grant.
He says the purpose of the project is to strengthen health facilities in order to improve diagnostic, protective and treatment capacities in light of the ongoing pandemic.
Speaking at Kisumu County Referral hospital during the hand-over of Personal Protective Equipment worth Sh. 1 million, Mano says the donations included surgical masks and examination gloves.
He says the Network will continue to support and collaborate with government health Ministry to improve health systems in public hospitals in the region.
Maurice Ojowi, nursing director Kisumu County Referral hospital hailed the support they have received.
Ojowi says the support will go a long way in shielding hospital staff from contracting the virus during their working hours.
He says they have worked closely with Aga Khan Hospital and the gesture to them is brotherly.
By LTN Reporter