Established in 2015 under the Equity Group Foundation, Equity Afia has opened doors to its thirteenth clinic in Nairobi’s Embakasi area, giving residents access to quality, affordable and comprehensive healthcare services. The new Equity Afiamedical facility is located at the Embakasi Medical Centre, Tassia estate, along Fedha Road near Tumaini Supermarket.
To kick off its launch, the medical centre will hold a free medical camp from 16th March to 31st March 2020. It will offer select services including diabetes and hypertension screening, body mass index (BMI) measurement, nutrition consultation and counselling as well as weight management advice.
Speaking at the launch, National Police Service Director of Medical Services, Dr. John Kibosia recognized the role played by the private sector in increasing access to quality and affordable medical services to Kenyans.
“The government supports partnerships and efforts geared towards the achievement of universal health coverage. Equity Afia would be a great partner in offering quality and affordable healthcare services for servicemen and their dependents as well as the community at large. We are happy that Equity Afia has responded to the needs of most Kenyans and will complement the services offered by the government, faith-based and other private medical facilities,” he said.
The Equity Afia franchise of clinics is currently operational in Nairobi, Nyeri, Kiambu and Nakuru counties and is on a mission to expand strategically into other areas within Nairobi’s outskirts and across other counties. So far, the clinics are available in Ongata Rongai, Thika, Buruburu, Kayole, Kawangware, Ruiru, Nyeri, Nakuru, Kahawa, Utawala, Kikuyu, Nairobi’s central business district and now in Embakasi.
Equity Afia clinics have so far employed almost two hundred full-time employees who have served over 160,000 patients.
David Nyamu, director marketing at Equity said during the launch: “At Equity, we are determined to invest in the improvement of the healthcare sector in Kenya. Our Equity Leaders Programme has a database of over 350 alumni with training in various areas within the medical field. We hope to tap into this resource in an effort to increase access to quality healthcare services.”
Equity Afia was set up to respond to the growing need for affordable quality healthcare for all Kenyans. It also provides a platform for alumni of the Equity Leaders Programme, who are qualified health professionals to join the franchise and use their health expertise to transform lives and livelihoods of Kenyans by offering affordable, quality and accessible healthcare.