British High Commission Development Director Richard Erlebach has commended Lamu County Government and DESIP program for their maternal health and Universal Health Coverage implementation in line with Vision 2030.

Delivering Equitable and Sustainable
Increases in Family
Planning (DESIP) in Kenya, funded by the UK, works to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality.

According to Mr. Richard, the UK will continue to fund programs that ensure that women and girls can safely plan for their pregnancies in line with sexual and reproductive health rights particularly the young rural, marginalized and persons with disabilities.

CECM Health Dr. Gathoni thanked UK aid for the DESIP program which started in 2019 saying the partnership has enabled them to train 30 service providers, improving health care in service delivery as well as identifying community health volunteers.

According to DESIP Program Officer Mr. James Kamande, the program has reduced maternal mortality, new born and child mortality across the county.

DESIP has majorly been involved in family training to increase knowledge and skill to provide services, distribution of family planning equipment, supporting private sector delivery among others.

Mr. Richard is in Lamu to inspect development projects funded by Britain as well as exploring on possible areas of collaborations with the County Government of Lamu

Also in attendance was CO Health Dr. Tole, DESIP Program Officer James Kamande, County Health Departmental members as well as DESIP Officers


For more information contact:
Lamu County Government Communications Office at

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