Gov Malombe Holds Consultative Meeting With USAID



Kitui Governor Dr Julius Malombe earlier today when he received the *USAID Mission Director for the Kenya Mission David Gosney at his office in Kitui town.

In Brief:
USAID is keen to improve the ability of emergency affected people in Kitui County to meet their immediate needs (Nutrition, WASH.

These programs target Kitui South, Mwingi North, Kitui East and Kitui Rural supporting 8,921 households, 726 expectant and lactating women (PLWs) and 1009 children.

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The project started on 15, July 2022 ending July 14th, 2023 with a budget of $966,531 donated by the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) USAID.

In this program, – 271, 755 sachets of water purification chemicals and 35 (10,000L) emergency water tanks will be procured.

20 public institutions (primary schools, health facilities within drought affected hot spots will benefit from water trucking.

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Routine water quality assessments at household level will be undertaken in drought affected areas.

Train 120 health workers on revised integrated management of acute malnutrition guidelines-Train 300 CHVs on community based management of acute malnutrition- Facilitate sub-county health management teams to conduct monitoring and support supervision of activities and conduct integrated outreaches to hard to reach areas across Kitui.

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USAID through Jhpiego will install an oxygen plant at Mwingi Level 4 Hospital and further install piping to all departments in the health facility and a service contract of 2 years.

The activities in this working arrangement revolve around drought response, water and sanitation, nutrition sector and healthcare.Ends///