H.E. MARGARET KENYATTA LAUNCHES THE 2016 FIRST LADY'S HALF MARATHON
The Marathon will take place on 6th March 2016 #iambeyondzero
FACTS - CHILD HEALTH
108,000 children die every year before their fifth birthday
50% of all child deaths are linked to malnutrition
FACTS - HIV
13,000 new HIV infections occur among children every year
Estimated 25,500 young women aged 15-24 are infected with HIV every year
FACTS - MATERNAL HEALTH
About 5,500 women die annually due to pregnancy related complications
1 out of 5 maternal deaths is due to HIV-related complications
The Problem

Despite its commitment to maternal health care, Kenya continues to make slow progression with this regard. With a maternal mortality rate of 488 deaths per 100,000 live births, the country is off track in achieving the UN Millennium Development Goal numbers four and five by 2015. Kenya had committed to reduce these deaths to 147 per 100,000 live births by 2015.

The Campaign

In January 2014, Beyond Zero Foundation was formed to partner with the government in reducing maternal and child mortality. Spearheaded by The First Lady of the Republic of Kenya, Her Excellency Margaret Kenyatta, the Beyond Zero Campaign is part of the initiatives outlined in her strategic framework towards HIV control, promotion of maternal, new born and child health in Kenya.

The Clinics

The campaign has acquired and launched 47 Beyond Zero Mobile clinics including Taita Taveta, Samburu, Narok, Homa Bay, Baringo, Isiolo, Turkana, Wajir, Marsabit, Siaya, Kisii, Kiambu, Kitui, Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale, Nyeri, Laikipia, Tharaka Nithi, Uasin Gishu, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kakamega, Kajiado, Kisumu, Nakuru, Bungoma, Meru, West Pokot, Makueni, Bomet, Machakos, Mandera, Embu, Nyamira, Nyandarua, Migori, Trans Nzoia, Garissa, Lamu, Vihiga, Busia, Kirinyaga, Tana River, Nandi, Muranga and Nairobi

U.N Person Of The Year Award 2014

The First Lady earned the coveted title for her efforts to stop preventable maternal and newborn deaths in the country. She was selected for successfully raising awareness and funds to address the plight of women and children in need of quality healthcare.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta receives a ‘SOMA Award 2014′ trophy

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta receives a ‘SOMA Award 2014′ trophy in the category of ‘Best Use of Social Media for Charity’ at a brief ceremony at State House, Nairobi. The award was given in recognition of the Beyond Zero Campaign.

Acquired 46 Mobile Clinics for 46 Counties

The First Lady of Kenya revealed that the financial support received from friends, relatives and development partners has enabled the campaign to purchase the initial 20 mobile clinics. The campaign has acquired and launched 47 Beyond Zero Mobile clinics in 47 counties.

Mobile clinic reach

In 25 months from the first mobile clinic delivery, over 400,000 Kenyans have been served in the facilities. The mobile clinics are continuing to address social inequities for essential health services and are reaching the rural poor and marginalized populations in Kenya.

2015
2016

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