Handover Ceremony for the Project for the Expansion and Upgrade of Mang’u Dispensary

The Government of Japan funded Mang’u Dispensary for the expansion and upgrading of their facility through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP). The project was successfully completed, and the official handing over ceremony was held at Mang’u, Gatundu North Sub-County, Kiambu County on 4th December 2019. H.E. Mr. Horie Ryoichi, Ambassador of Japan to Kenya and H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta attended the ceremony.
With the objective of accelerating the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and well-being of the people of Mang’u and surrounding areas, Mang’u Dispensary received a grant amount of approx. Kshs. 8.9 Million (USD 88,863) from the Government of Japan. The new outpatient wing is ready to receive more patients in the new modern facility.
Before the commencement of the project, the outpatient at the dispensary was very small and congested which made it difficult to attend appropriately to the patients. The average number of out-patients is about 40 per day. The number of patients who were treated at the facility between January and October 2018 was approximately 13,000 patients.
During the handing over ceremony, H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta stated his appreciation for the support by Japan and highlighted the importance of grassroots projects based on the local needs. It is expected that the new facilities will provide health and wellness for the community.

H.E. Mr. Ryoichi Horie passed the key to H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta

H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta opened the outpatient

H.E. Cardinal Njue and Ambassador Horie planted a tree

H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta and H.E. Mr. Ryoichi Horie at the ceremony