Sa­fari­com Foun­da­tion, NGO in ear surgery drive

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

The Sa­fari­com Foun­da­tion has part­nered with NGO Op­er­a­tion Ear Drop Kenya to pay for the surg­eries of 240 peo­ple across the coun­try.

In a state­ment yes­ter­day, Sa­fari­com Foun­da­tion trus­tee Stephen Chege (pic­tured) said it has set aside Sh3.3 mil­lion for screen­ing, surg­eries and af­ter-care for ENT pa­tients.

“We have al­ready been to Kisii, where 14 surg­eries were un­der­taken last month. The next sur­gi­cal camp will be in Kisumu in De­cem­ber. This shows our com­mit­ment to trans­form­ing the lives of Kenyans by improving their health,” he said.

Fifty-four Nanyuki res­i­dents will un­dergo surgery. The town was se­lected as a ben­e­fi­ciary for lack of a re­fer­ral hos­pi­tal.

Op­er­a­tion Ear Drop Kenya med­i­cal com­mit­tee chief Isaac Macharia said, “We con­tinue to seek more part­ner­ships in ev­ery out­reach to sup­ple­ment the Sa­fari­com Foun­da­tion grant. The ap­prox­i­mate cost of an out­reach is Sh600,000.”

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