News Categories: Health

09 Apr
By: NGPU 0

County out to sensitize communities on COVID-19 prevention and control

The County Government of Nakuru has launched a community sensitization drive on COVID-19 prevention and control.
The program is in collaboration with NAWASSCO and supported by the Swedish Embassy and UNICEF-Kenya.
The 3-day caravan program targets communities and patients attending various health facilities in the County.
Facilitators are training communities on proper handwashing techniques and COVID19 prevention and detection.
The County has also promoted proper handwashing through the installation of both permanent and mobile handwashing stations.
The caravan has so far covered Heshima market, Nyamarutu, Wamagata, Lanet Free Area and Mirugi Kariuki.
The 3-day activity will continue next week on Monday and Tuesday to cover Nakuru West and Nakuru North Sub Counties.
The program is coordinated by County Water and Sanitation- WASH program Coordinator, Ms Caroline Vata.
The NAWASSCO ICT Manager, Mr Antony Kamar said the company would ensure water is available in all areas.
Read More
30 Mar
By: Suleiman Mbatiah 0

Nakuru nominated for County with exceptional healthcare services provision award

Nakuru County has been nominated for a prestigious national award for improving the quality of healthcare services in the region.

The Quality Healthcare Kenyan Awards honours excellence and celebrates innovation by individuals and organizations in the sector.

Nakuru is competing against Mombasa and Tharaka Nithi for the County with Best – Managed Healthcare category award.

Minister for Health Dr Gichuki Kariuki said the award is a recognition of the County’s heavy investment in quality healthcare delivery.

He expressed optimism that Nakuru County would win the award citing infrastructural and human resource capacity investment.

“The award gives us more impetus to perform even better so that we can satisfy our clients even more,” he stated.

He also said the nomination is an indicator to all residents and beyond that, the County minds the health wellbeing of its people.

The award ceremony will be held virtually on World Health Day 2021, April 07 due to the COVID-19 pandemic threats.

Makueni took home the County with Best – Managed Healthcare award in 2019, flooring Kisumu and Tharaka Nithi counties.

Read More