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Mayo University Hospital staff 5km fundraiser for Special Care Baby Unit in Kenya 

Mayo University Hospital staff walk, jog or run 5km to raise funds for a life-saving project in Londiani Hospital in Kenya.

Mayo University Hospital (MUH) has a long-standing relationship with Londiani Sub-County Hospital in Kericho County. This partnership was established 14 years ago to enable shared learning between healthcare workers in western Kenya and western Ireland, with the aim of improving health outcomes for all.

On Tuesday 29 November staff in MUH walked, ran and jogged 5km between 6am and 12 midnight to raise funds for a life-saving project in their partner hospital. Londiani Hospital is in need of funds to upgrade their Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU). Without a major renovation to the unit very sick new born babies will be transferred to the nearest hospital with a SCBU, which is 50km away on roads that may be in bad condition and without use of an ambulance. The hospital needs a new born care unit that can provide around-the-clock care to sick or premature babies with the resources, equipment and specially trained health care providers that will give every baby the best possible start in life.

This initiative is supported by Brighter Communities Worldwide, donations can be made online via:

Photo caption:
Staff from Mayo University Hospital and Londiani Sub-County Hospital, in Kericho County, Kenya. MUH staff are fundraising to upgrade the Special Care Baby Unit in the hospital.

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Mayo University Hospital (MUH)