KENYA – Equity Afia, the medical franchise of Equity Group Foundation, has opened three new medical centres in Lodwar, Marsabit and at Mountain Mall along Thika Road in its quest to offer quality healthcare services to more Kenyans.
The opening of the three new clinics now brings the total number of centers within the Equity Afia umbrella to 44.
The newly opened Equity Afia clinics will offer comprehensive outpatient care in general consultation, specialized clinics, antenatal follow up and well-baby clinics, dental services, optical services, paediatric services and nutrition & wellness clinics, among others and supported by well-equipped laboratories and pharmacies stocked with both generic and branded medicine.
Located at Kanamkemer along Robert Junction on Catholic Road, Lodwar and Total Plaza in Marsabit, the two clinics are vantagely positioned to serve the agricultural and business communities within the two counties and are expected to improve the health seeking behaviour and outcomes for the residents.
This is through the provision of comprehensive primary care, increased vaccine coverage and improved access to specialized medical care services.
The opening of the new centres is in pursuit of Equity Afia’s commitment to offering quality and affordable medical services to all Kenyans from all regions of the country thus furthering and supporting the country’s agenda towards Universal Health Coverage.
Commenting on the opening of the new medical centres, Equity Group Commercial Director Polycarp Igathe said that Equity Afia as an entity remains keen on expanding its network to reach all Kenyans through the provision of quality and affordable healthcare services wherever they are.
“Our goal as Equity Afia is to avail opportunities for all Kenyans to access world-class medical services at pocket-friendly costs regardless of their financial status and geographical locations. By increasing access to healthcare, Equity Afia is promoting proper health seeking behavior allowing communities to lead healthy lives,” said Igathe.
The Equity Afia medical model has adopted a combined, inclusive approach, allowing clients diverse options of making payment including cash and digital payment options.
The use of NHIF and private insurance covers as well as the use of micro-medical insurance and informal health funds; thus, positively influencing how Kenyans seek medical treatment and their perceptions about health and the healthcare system.