First Lady Margaret Kenyatta will today, Thursday 18th June, unveil the Beyond Zero Mobile Clinic for Makueni County.
According to Governor’s Press Unit, Governor Kivutha Kibwana, his wife Nazi Kibwana and Deputy Governor Adelina Mwau will host the First Lady.
The unveiling of the clinic will be done at the County Referral Hospital in Wote town. Makueni Deputy County Commissioner Micheal Kibet told Kenya Monitor that the first lady will arrive at 10.00 am and head straight to the hospital grounds where the launch is expected to happen. Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia is among other senior government officials who will accompany the first lady.
“Its all systems go and everything is ready for the launch,”he said.
In this light,the County Government, through the Department of Health has initiated a three- day free medical camp at A.I.C Wote and Makueni Boys High School expected to end tomorrow.
Medical officers will carry out cancer screening, Blood Sugar Tests, HIV screening and family planning counseling.
Margaret, launched the ‘Beyond Zero Campaign’ on 24 January 2014 in order to improve maternal and child health outcomes in the country. The initiative also aims to accelerate the implementation of the national plan towards the elimination of new HIV infections among children.
The beyond zero campaign clinics also launched last year in July has so far benefited 29 counties and Makueni will be the 30th county to receive the mobile clinic.
Residents of Makueni have already taken to Facebook to welcome the first lady.