Kisii Governor James Ongwae's Kisii Konya Oroiboro Project (KIKOP) project has saved mothers and infant lives in Kisii.

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The projects is a partnership between Kisii County Government and Curamericas. 

Curamericas is an American Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) support Kenya's maternal health sector.

Governor Ongwae on Thursday hailed the project saying since its inauguration last year, it has saved many lives in Kisii.

"I am happy to report that the NGO led by the board Chairman Rob Fields and CEO Andrew Herrera, has saved maternal and infant lives through a focus on attention to obstetric emergencies," Ongwae said.

Ongwae added that in a meeting he held on Thursday with the NGO board chairman Rob Field and CEO Andrew Herrera, the project will continue its focus on obstetric emergencies.

In the past year, the number of mother's delivering in hospitals increased as well as immunization rates and hygiene.

"The program has also resulted in improved health outcomes like increase in mothers’ delivering at facility, increased immunization rates, increased number of pregnant women getting health education messages, improvement in community hygiene practices and increased attention to obstetric emergencies," he added.