At least 240 people in eight counties with hearing impairment are expected to have their hearing restored after Safaricom Foundation officially handed over Endoscopic Ear Surgery equipment worth Kshs 3,859,293 to Operation Ear Drop Kenya (ODE-K).
The donation is meant to support outreach programs for the hearing impaired.
According to the foundation, Over 80 patients have so far been reached in Nairobi, Kisii, Laikipia, and Kisumu counties.
The medical equipment will assist in performing technologically advanced operations in theatre as well as teach all theatre staff and students during rural surgical outreaches.
“The partnership aims to provide preventive, surgical and rehabilitative services to the hearing impaired Kenyans who are unable to access these services due to financial problems, unavailability of specialized services in their areas and lack of appropriately trained health workers”, reads the statement from Safaricom Foundation.