First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has received Kshs 10 Million in support of her campaign to prevent mother and child deaths.
Zarina Merali of Zarina and Naushad Merali Foundation presented the cheque yesterday to the first Lady at State House, Nairobi.
Receiving the cheque, the first Lady thanked the Zarina Merali Foundation and the Sameer Group of Companies for their quick response to the cause and assured them that the money will be used to improve the health of disadvantaged women and children.
She appealed to more corporate organizations; through their corporate social responsibility activities to support initiatives promote the well-being of the disadvantaged groups in the country. “We have to pull resources and ensure that we do not continue losing women and children through preventable causes,” said the First Lady.
She thanked the Sameer Group of Companies through Merali, for offering to make mobile clinics locally available to promote the campaign, saying the move will also help create employment.
“As Sameer Group of Companies, we would like to be part of your campaign to achieve significant decline in maternal and child deaths. ” said Merali.
The First Lady’s Campaign is aimed at reducing maternal and child deaths to below zero by buying mobile clinics that will enable poor Kenyans to access health care in all parts of the country.
The campaign is aptly named, “Beyond Zero.”
The Sameer Group is a leading economic force in East Africa. We have over thirty years experience in Kenya's Industrial and economic development.
Our investment in the Kenyan economy provides direct and indirect employment for over 30,000 people. We are proactive in the development of Africa.>