Residents in Ruiru and Nyeri will now have access to affordable healthcare system thanks to the launch of two Equity Afia clinics in the towns. Equity Afia has rolled out its sixth and seventh clinics, as a way of increasing access to quality and affordable comprehensive health services.
Equity Afia is implementing a sustainable, integrated health model under a franchise network that oversees a group of clinical entrepreneurs providing standardised, quality healthcare throughout the country.
Speaking during the launch in Ruiru, the chief guest, Equity Bank Kenya Chairman Prof. Isaac Macharia said all the Equity Afia facilities are accredited to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) facilitating further access to quality medical services by majority of Kenyans. “The clinics will not only provide curative care, but they will be heavily involved in preventative healthcare,” he added.
Equity Group Foundation executive director, Mr. Reuben Mbindu said the health facilities are focused on the well-being of communities. “Our aim is to extend affordable medical services to all, without people having to dig deeper into their pockets,” said Mr. Mbindu.
So far, Equity Afia has operational clinics in Ongata Rongai, Thika, Buruburu, Kayole and Kawangware . The clinics offer comprehensive outpatient care for the whole family. Services include consultation by the doctors, a wide range of outpatient procedures, modern laboratories and well-stocked in-house pharmacies.
Further, they have in-house specialists such as paediatricians, gynaecologists, obstetricians, ENT services, physicians, nutritionists, physiotherapists, antenatal and well-baby clinics.
Equity Afia was established by Equity Group Foundation to respond to the growing need for affordable quality healthcare for all Kenyans. Alumni of the Equity Leaders Programme who are qualified health professionals join the franchise and use their health expertise to transform lives and livelihoods of Kenyans by offering affordable, quality and accessible healthcare.
Equity Bank offers support services like financing to the doctors wishing to set up such centres.