SAFARICOM FOUNDATION SETS ASIDE KSHS. 26 MILLION FOR FREE MEDICAL CAMPS

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Safaricom Foundation has partnered with the Kenya Diabetes Management and Information Centre (DMI) to offer freemedical services to Kenyans across the country. Safaricom Foundation will contribute Kshs. 26 million to fund the medical camps over the next onyear.
Since 2005, the two organisations have teamed up to reach close to300, 000 people across the country. In addition to the Kshs. 26 million set aside for the latest camps, Safaricom Foundation has over the last  twelve years contributed over Kshs. 167 million towards the programme  which has so far featured 119 free medical camps.
“Health is one of our main areas of focus as a foundation and our objective is to improve the health status of vulnerable Kenyans. This is in line with the Sustainable Development Goal number 3 which calls for good health and well-being for all. As a foundation, we are committed to make a contribution to these goals through the partnerships we have with organizations like DMI.” said Safaricom Foundation Trustee, Josephine Kamanthe.
Services offered during the medical camps include diabetes and cancer screening, dental and eye checks, family planning, VCT services, deworming and general checkups.
“Through these camps, we are able to sensitize more people about non-communicable diseases like diabetes and the role that a healthy lifestyle plays in preventing such ailments.” said Kenya DiabetesManagement and Information Centre executive director, Eva Muchemi.
The funds will be used to cater for six free medical camps and three  diabetes youth camps across the country for the next one year.

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