The Military Wives Association of Kenya (MWAK) on the 5th, October 2021 took the Medical Outreach to Langata Garrison to sensitize the mothers on safe maternal health.
Speaking during the event, MWAK Chairperson Mrs. Tabitha Kibochi urged the mothers to attend relevant clinics once they make the decision to get pregnant or immediately they discover they are pregnant. She added: “A considerable number of disabilities among children are preventable if the mothers take the advised cautionary measures.”
“We as MWAK are very much happy to be here today to bring this campaign to the women of Langata Garrison as part of our advocacy on health. Following talks with our medics, we are aware that most of the health challenges for mother and child are avoidable. I urge you to make maximum use of this rare opportunity to learn and get screened for your physical well-being,” said Mrs Kibochi.
Various specialists enlightened the women on nutrition and the importance of exercising to enable the women be medically and physically fit pre and post delivery.
Under the slogan ‘Afya bora ustawi wetu’, MWAK intends to reach out to all military units across the country to sensitize women on what they can do differently to enhance their health and that of their children.
Brigadier Jaldessa, the Garrison Commander urged the members present to continue observing health protocols provided by the Ministry of Health saying that Covid-19 is still a threat. He asked the partcipants to get vaccinated as the service is readily available in all military units.
The event was organized by MWAK under the umbrella of Compensation and Welfare Department and Directorate of Medical Services (KDF) was attended by military personnel, their families as well as members of MWAK.