This is the 9th Equity Afia Clinic to begin operations under the franchise network
September 30th, 2019…..Residents of Kahawa West in Nairobi will have access to comprehensive healthcare services through the launch of an Equity Afia Medical Centre in their neighbourhood.
Equity Afia is a network of franchised medical out-patient centres run by qualified and experienced doctors who have come together to provide high quality, affordable and accessible healthcare to Kenyans.
Speaking during the launch ceremony in Kahawa West, Executive Director Equity Group Foundation, Reuben Mbindu said Equity Afia medical centres are National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) accredited, and they are meant to facilitate quality medical services to all Kenyans. “Through Equity Afia clinics, Kenya is a step closer to achieving Universal Healthcare Access for millions of Kenyans that need it,” said Mr Mbindu
“The health facilities are focused on the well-being of communities with an aim of extending affordable medical services to all, without people having to dig deeper into their pockets,” he added.
Equity Afia has 8 other operational clinics in Ongata Rongai, Thika, Buruburu, Kayole, Kawangware, Ruiru, Nyeri and Nakuru. These facilities have laboratories which are equipped with modern equipment and operated by experienced and efficient laboratory staff , a pharmacy with quality, affordable medication provided by pharmacy professionals, doctor’s consultation, nursing care services, and well-baby clinic, This is in addition to dental and optical services as well as specialist services which can be booked on request.
A total of 150,000 clients have been served and treated for various health conditions at the Equity Afia medical centres thus promoting health.
Equity Afia was established by Equity Group Foundation (EGF) to respond to the growing need for affordable healthcare for by Kenyans. It is also providing a platform for alumni of the Equity Leaders Program (ELP) who are qualified health professionals to join the franchise and use their health expertise to transform lives and livelihoods of Kenyans. Equity Bank offers support services like financing and other support for doctors wishing to set up such centres.
About Equity Afia
Equity Afia (EQA) was established in 2015 under the Equity Group Foundation’s (EGF) health pillar. The goal of Equity Afia is to provide high quality, affordable and accessible healthcare to Kenyans. Equity Afia was formed by the alumni of Equity Africa Leaders Program and Wings to Fly scholars who are qualified health professionals using their health expertise to transform lives and livelihoods of Kenyans.
Currently, Equity Afia has 9 medical centres in various locations i.e. Ongata Rongai, Kawangware, Buruburu, Kayole, Thika, Ruiru, Nyeri, Kahawa West and Nakuru. These facilities are managed by a team of qualified and competent staff comprising of medical officers, nurses, pharmacists, lab technicians and are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that curative and preventive services are offered at the highest standards.
Equity Afia is committed to the government’s agenda on universal health coverage by increasing access to quality and affordable healthcare. In order to champion this, Equity Afia has instituted a rollout plan of setting up and operationalizing more outpatient health facilities over the next few years. This will be distributed across the country to ensure presence and coverage in each county.