The Talek Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health (MNCH) project was officially inaugurated at Talek Hospital today. This is a significant milestone for healthcare in Narok County.

Ministry of Health CS Nakhumicha led the opening ceremony where she highlighted the collaborative efforts of the M-PESA Foundation, Gertrude’s Hospital Foundation, Community Health Partners, and the Narok County government in establishing this vital facility.

The Health CS Nakhumicha emphasized the center’s pivotal role in providing accessible maternal care, including a dedicated maternity shelter for high-risk mothers.

Talek MNCH is the first medical center in the Maasai Mara region to offer assisted deliveries, including cesarean sections, alongside comprehensive support for expectant mothers, making it the inauguration an important milestone. This also underscores the Kenya Kwanza government’s dedication in enhancing healthcare in the country.

 The integration of the center with the Daktari Smart telemedicine program ensures seamless access to specialist consultations from Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital, eliminating the need for patients to travel to Nairobi.

Governor Patrick Ole Ntutu commended the collaboration between Narok County and the national government, emphasizing the strides made in improving healthcare accessibility and infrastructure.

He underscored the administration’s commitment to enhancing healthcare services by increasing the number of healthcare facilities, improving hospital infrastructure, and ensuring a constant supply of medical essentials.