The flexibility and modularity of the CLC platform allows it to be tailored to the local healthcare requirements, in terms of the service package offered, the volume of patients, and local needs and circumstances. The CLC in Mandera will be self-sufficient and act as a vital community hub, where technology is bundled with health services. The phase one technology package includes solar power (for a reliable clean energy supply), efficient and durable indoor and outdoor LED lighting (enabling extended opening hours and providing security to patients and staff), health care equipment (to enable patient monitoring, diagnosis and triage), laboratory equipment (especially for antenatal care tests), and refrigeration units (to preventing the spoiling of vaccines). Phase two will include IT-solutions (storage of patient data) and water supply and purification (preventing waterborne diseases). In addition to improvement of the facility, Philips has also supplied Outreach Kits that allow community health volunteers to extend basic health services into the community.
“Our partnership with Philips and UNFPA comes at a time when the Mandera County has a high incidence of maternal and newborn mortality resulting from preventable causes and lack of medical facilities,” said Ali Roba, Governor of Mandera County. “This co-operation is reflective of the kind of partnerships we seek to participate in with the private sector and the UN that results in uplifting the lives of our communities.”
The project, which supports the drive for universal health coverage by 2030 as set out in UN Sustainable Development Goal 3, also includes a building refurbishment program, accompanied by furniture replacement and capacity strengthening for all aspects of care, including clinical, application and technical training. This will ultimately strengthen Mandera County’s community and primary healthcare system, improving both preventive and curative healthcare as well as social and economic development.
 Mandera, Marsabit, Migori, Wajir, Isiolo, Lamu
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