Governor H.E Dr Wycliffe Oparanya held a consultative meeting with a team from UNICEF to discuss Imarisha Afya ya Mama na Mtoto popularly know as OparanyaCare programme.

The Governor appreciated UNICEF for their support that has seen improved maternal health.

“OparanyaCare programme is one of the projects I hold closely to my heart. I started the programme to transform the lives of our people and improve on maternal health,” said Governor Oparanya.

He said the Programme which will be relaunched in March will include economic empowerment for the beneficiaries.

Governor Oparanya who was accompanied by his Deputy Prof Philip Kutima noted that some of the beneficiaries will receive free farm inputs to encourage them embrace farming to produce food for their own consumption.

Dr Edwin Lutomia, a Health Specialist at UNICEF said the Programme has had positive impact in the County.

“We have scaled up the programme to ensure it touches the lives of many people,” said Dr Lutomia.

During the relaunch the Programme will be extended to 14 additional health facilities.

Mr Fanuel Wemali, officials of OparanyaCare programme among other senior officers attended the meeting which was held at the Governor’s boardroom.