M-mama an innovative app mothers call when in distress- President Ruto.
M-mama an innovative app; Speaking to the media, President William Ruto stated that the government is aimed at implementing preventive health care which will help in saving lives.
He outlined that since the plans are underway, the government is willing to employ over 100, 000 community health promoters, that will help in implementation of this drive.
He stated,”Preventive healthcare saves lives and resources. We will hire 103,000 community health promoters who will be kitted with modern medical equipment and deployed in communities across Kenya.”
He revealed that the workers will first be trained by USAID before they are dispatched to the community, to spread the message.
He took the opportunity to commend USAID for the good works they have done to ensure all pregnant women and new mothers are catered for.
He revealed that USAID, had launched an app that mothers and new mothers can use anytime, when in distress. Through this app, maternal and child mortality will be reduced.
He stated,”The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) will help train the workers. Kenya commends USAID for M-Mama, an innovative mobile app ambulance service that pregnant women and new mothers can call when in distress.”
“Kenya and USAID have a robust partnership across many sectors and particularly in healthcare,” he added.
This comes after he Met USAID Administrator Power USAID, at State House Kenya House in Nairobi. Together with the Health Cabinet Secretary Nakhumicha Susan and US Ambassador to Kenya.