Dr Katherine Getao (centre) CEO ICT Authority leads other stakeholders drawn from Teachers Service Commission (TSC), Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), Ministry of Education, Kenya Primary Schools Head Association, Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy , Ministry of ICT, Kenya Power, Kenya Society of the Blind, Kenya Institute of Special Education. This was during a workshop to develop a Digital Literature Programme Masterplan 2021-2030. [PHOTO – COURTESY]

  Equity Afia, the medical franchise of Equity Group Foundation (EGF) has opened a new medical centre in Murang’a County, bringing the total number of outlets within its concession to thirty six. This will be the second clinic in the county after Equity Afia Kenol that will serve residents from Murang’a and its environs. The new medical centre which is located at ECN Building along Uhuru Street and managed by a qualified consultant – in-charge will offer residents a wide range of quality and affordable healthcare services including but not limited to :  general consultation, dental services, optical services, dermatological services, paediatric services, nutrition services, specialised care in obstetrics and gynaecology as well as  wellness services. Speaking during the opening of the facility, Equity Group board chairman Professor Isaac Macharia noted that this development is part of a larger strategic plan that will see Equity Afia provide easy access to quality healthcare in the country.

“The Equity Afia network of clinics has been established with the sole purpose of taking healthcare services to the doorsteps of Kenyans.  We offer high quality care at affordable costs making it easy for you and me to see a doctor, get tests done as well as treatment without having to travel far,” said Professor Macharia. According to Professor Macharia, EGF’s vision is to transform lives and livelihoods through its various social impact programmes.   Equity Afia has enabled many Kenyans to   have access to affordable treatment whether they are paying for services using NHIF, other private insurance providers or from their pockets.

The Equity Afia franchise of medical centres has been established by alumni of the Equity Leaders Programme (ELP) who have been trained in the medical field. They use the programme to inspire each other, share ideas on how to grow and improve the franchise but most of all contribute to giving back to society by offering their skills and knowledge for the greater good of the community. Other than offering treatment, Equity Afia as a franchise has invested in preventative healthcare by offering clients and the general public advisory services. It has also created time and resources for community health development programmes such as medical camps and the training of various groups such as teachers, child care givers and corporate institutions among others.

“Equity Afia is now closer to the people of Murang’a and we commit to offer best of class services at affordable costs thus promoting a positive health seeking behaviour amongst the population. We are open from Monday to Saturday and we look forward to becoming your caring health partner,” said Dr. Amos Wairegi, consultant -in-charge Equity Afia Muranga. Equity Afia was established in 2015 under the Equity Group Foundation’s (EGF) health pillar. Its goal is to ensure sustained improvement of the health and well-being of Kenyans by increasing access to utilization of quality, affordable and standardized healthcare.



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