Rotary Club of Nairobi-Lang’ata Partners with Vitol Foundation and Stanbic Bank to Provide PPEs for Populous Community Clinics

The Rotary Club of Nairobi-Lang’ata (RCL) announced a partnership with Stanbic Bank Kenya to supply personal protective equipment (PPEs) and disinfectants to seven maternal and child healthcare facilities within Nairobi’s urban settlements to protect frontline workers and patients against the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Rotary together with Population Services Kenya (PS Kenya) will be in charge of distributing the kits to clinics that have a lot of traffic predominantly consisting of mothers and children within Kayole, Dagoreti, Mwiki, Kangemi, and Githurai areas where a total of 69 healthcare workers receive over 5000 patients monthly.

Protecting Health Workers in Maternal Health Clinics

Speaking during the handover of the kits comprising face masks, face shields, hand gloves, and gowns, Rotary Club of Nairobi-Lang’ata President Sarah Migwi expressed the need to protect healthcare workers in local clinics that care for mothers and children.

“With the fight against the spread of COVID-19 raging on, we noticed that clinics that catered to women and children were being left out in receiving the much-needed PPEs. As part of our objectives to provide better maternal and child health, PSK helped us identify the clinics, which will receive these PPEs and disinfectants,” President Sarah

Rotary Club of Nairobi-Lang’ata together with Population Services Kenya (PS Kenya) identified 7 clinics within Kayole, Dagoreti, Mwiki, Kangemi, and Githurai areas where a total of 69 healthcare workers receive over 5000 patients monthly. The partnership came about due to the high risk of contracting COVID-19 to nurses and midwives that work in precarious environments in urban informal settlements.

Fostering Partnerships to Support Health Systems

To aide the clinics that mainly catered to women and children, RCL partnered with Vitol Foundation 19th August to supply PPEs and handwashing stations worth Ksh. 1.2 million on.

Among the clinics that benefited from the donations included Good Shepherd Medical Clinic (Dagoreti), Padens Medicare Centre (Kangemi), Provide International Clinic (Kayole), St Patrick Medical Clinic (Kayole), Susamed Medical Clinic (Kayole) Githurai Medical Clinic and Medipoint Clinic (Mwiki)

Kenneth Kanyarati, Stanbic Bank’s Head of Compliance East Africa said that “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to strain our health systems immensely hence such partnerships with Rotary Club and Population Services Kenya are necessary. Stanbic Bank Kenya remains steadfast in its efforts to put people first and put interventions where necessary.”

Stanbic together with its partners collaboratively spent over a total of KES 147 million in various interventions to fight COVID-19. The bank was a key partner in a consortium that brought in 192 ventilators to bolster our health sector’s readiness to grapple with the pandemic.
In a separate partnership through the women’s value proposition, DADA, and in partnership with Rotary, Stanbic has to date delivered 700 handwashing stations in different parts of the country that improve sanitation for an estimated 700,000 people per day.

About Stanbic

Stanbic Bank Kenya is a member of the Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest bank by assets.

Standard Bank Group’s largest shareholder is Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the world’s largest bank, with a 20.1% shareholding. Standard Bank Group has direct, on-the-ground representation in 20 African countries.

Stanbic Bank Kenya provides the full spectrum of financial services. It’s Corporate and Investment Banking division serves a wide range of requirements for banking, finance, trading, investment, risk management and advisory services. Corporate and Investment Banking delivers this comprehensive range of products and services relating to: investment banking; global markets; and global transactional products and services.

Stanbic Bank’s corporate and investment banking expertise is focused on industry sectors that are most relevant to emerging markets. It has strong offerings in oil, gas and renewables; power and infrastructure and agriculture.

With regard to personal and business banking, Stanbic Bank Kenya offers banking and other financial services to individuals and small-to-medium enterprises. This unit serves the increasing need among Africa’s small business and individual customers for banking products that can meet their shifting expectations and growing wealth.

Stanbic Bank also offers wealth services and product offerings, including insurance, investment, fiduciary, bespoke banking and multi-generational wealth preservation solutions to high net worth individuals, retail, business, commercial, and corporate clients across the Bank’s footprint.