- Over 1700 individuals received free medication to address healthcare needs, while about 1300 individuals received vital Covid-19 vaccinations
- The doctor-patient ratio in Kenya is about 1:10,000, against the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendation of 1: 1,000.
A medical campaign dubbed Afya Mashinani Initiative by Jubilee Health Insurance reached over 5,000 people over the weekend.
This community-focused programme, aims at extending accessible healthcare services to underserved populations by delivering essential medical services, education, and other healthcare support.
During the week-long activation, which included a free medical camp held in partnership with The Aga Khan University Hospital, a total of over 3,000 participants attended, seeking medical consultations, screenings, and health assessments.
The insurance firm says that the overwhelming response in Naivasha and Nakuru showcases the pressing need for accessible and affordable healthcare in the region.
Over 1700 individuals received free medication to address their immediate healthcare needs, while about 1300 individuals received vital Covid-19 vaccinations, contributing to the ongoing efforts to combat the pandemic and protect the community.
"We are thrilled with the results and impact achieved through the Afya Mashinani Drive," said Njeri Jomo, CEO of Jubilee Health Insurance.
"The success of the Afya Mashinani Drive is a testament to the collaboration between Jubilee Health Insurance, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, and other stakeholders, as well as the dedication of healthcare professionals, volunteers, and community leaders who contributed to the initiative's success.
This transformative healthcare campaign aligns with the government's agenda of ensuring equitable healthcare services reach even the most remote regions.
By addressing healthcare disparities and empowering communities through education and outreach, the firm continues to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families in Kenya.
Kenya continues to struggle to hit a global healthcare goal, with close to a quarter of the country's population lacking such services.
The doctor-patient ratio in Kenya is about 1:10,000, against the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendation of 1: 1,000.
The health facilities are owned by the government of Kenya (41 per cent), by non-governmental organizations (15 per cent), and 43 per cent are owned by private businesses.