DAKS Courier has donated cement for the construction of a
maternity wing at St. Francis Health Centre in Njeru town. "Our
donation is a call on all stakeholders to come and help. We are
proud to support the effort to improve delivery of health
services in an area where HIV/AIDS is threatening the future of
thousands of children," David Kasingwire, the managing director,
said at the centre over the weekend.
The centre treats about 2,500 people on antiretrovirals, 350
being children. It also supports 120 grandmothers. The maternity
wing will target the prevention of mother-to-child HIV/AIDS
Faustine Ngarambe, a director at the centre, said the donation
was timely. "Prevention of mother-to-child transmission remains
our biggest challenge," he said.
"We want to put up a labour wing expected to cost sh70m. This
donation is a big start for the project," he added.
Njeru town has the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates at 13%.