The Kenya Kwanza government together with the Ministry of Health, is actively working to enhance healthcare accessibility in Samburu County. This initiative will involve the creation of new healthcare facilities and the upgrading of existing Level One hospitals to better cater to maternal and child healthcare needs.

The process has already commenced with the site handover for the proposed Pura Maternity and Child dispensary in Samburu West Location, Loosuk Constituency, and Samburu County.

This dispensary will play a significant role in improving healthcare especially for women and children in the county, by not only providing much needed care but also a platform to create awareness on practices to enhance the health of the residents in the region.

Samburu County has encountered several challenges, including its remote geographical location, limited road infrastructure, and deep-rooted cultural practices that sometimes lead mothers to rely on traditional birth attendants instead of seeking professional medical care.

The government and Ministry of Health’s initiative to create better accessibility will protect many mothers and babies from high rates of maternal deaths that can be avoided when mothers seek professional medical care.

 Moreover, many communities are situated far from healthcare centers, resulting in delayed or insufficient care for pregnant women. Under the Bottom-up Economic Transformation Agenda (BETA) the national government has taken steps to address this issue by launching Community Health Promoters.