Nairobi’s Pumwani Maternity Hospital has set up East Africa’s first breast milk bank, the second in Africa, to provide donated milk to babies in need.
Accoring to the World Health Organization, 800,000 children die globally every year due to a lack of access to breast milk.
The first breast milk bank in Africa was set up in South Africa
Kenya’s new breast milk bank is helping mothers who cannot breast feed their babies, by collecting breast milk donations from other mothers.
The new breast milk bank facility based in Nairobi is to be the first of many others as many other breast milk facilities are being planned for around the country.
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