To mark International Wheelchair Day, Her Excellency the First Lady (Amb.) Ann Kimemia has commended People Living with Disabilities in Nyandarua for embracing His Excellency Governor Francis Kimemia’s interventions for the vulnerable group.
Both leaders struck a partnership with AIC-CURE International Hospital, Kijabe, Africa’s first orthopedic pediatric teaching hospital for children with disabilities.
Following identification and assessment on January 21, 2020 at JM Kariuki County Referral Hospital targeting, an initial 50 children aged below 18 years suffering from such orthopedic conditions as clubfoot, burn contractures, osteomyelitis and other acquired or congenital conditions have been receiving wheelchairs from Kijabe.
Through the Department of Youth, Sports, Gender and Social Services, an additional 250 beneficiaries have been identified for upcoming interventions spearheaded by the First Lady.
The First Lady, who is the matron of PWDs in Nyandarua, has been a champion for a wide range of causes, including healthcare for the aged, women, orphans and other vulnerable children.