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First Lady Margaret Kenyatta launches Beyond Zero mobile clinic in Turkana County

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First Lady Margeret Kenyatta today launched her Beyond Zero campaign in Turkana county.

The First Lady was on arrival received by Governor Josephat Nanok after which they headed to Turkana County Referral Hospital where she donated medicine and other medical supplies.

Governor Nanok who spoke during the handing over ceremony of the 8th  Beyond Zero mobile clinic lauded the First Lady’s campaign which he said would improve maternal and child health across the county.

In her tour to the Turkana County Referral Hospital two newborn babies were named ‘Margaret Kenyatta’ after her.

The maternal mortality rate in Turkana is 1,549/100,000, the infant mortality rate is 67/1,000 and the child mortality rate is 117/1,000. The county’s doctor to patient ratio is 1:71,283, that of nurses to patients is 1:6,024.

The goal of the Beyond zero campaign is to provide each of the 47 counties with a mobile clinic to improve medical services and make them easily accessible.

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