New beginning at Pumwani Hospital as human milk bank is launched

On Friday the Pumwani Hospital is set to launch a human milk bank, expected to be a first of its kind in the country.

The initiative will help babies who cannot get breast milk from their mothers for reasons such as death, poor health or absence.

The bank is a joint initiative by the Ministry of Health and PATH, a US-based nonprofit health organization.

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The milk bank aims to help orphaned and malnourished babies get the nutrients essential to healthy development.

Last year, the hospital was on the spot after Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko busted 11 dead infants hidden at the maternal facility.

Three senior staff including the hospital superintendent Catherine Mutinda, Dr James Kamau – the obstetrician gynecologist and the hospital’s administrator Zadock Angahya were suspended after the incident .

The governor made an impromptu visit to the hospital after a member of the public sent him a video of the corpses that were being moved.

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