In a move to increase access to quality and affordable health services, Equity Afia has opened its 12th satellite clinic within Nairobi’s Central Business District (CBD).
Located on Laxmi Plaza along Biashara Street, the new clinic targets individuals and corporates located in the CBD and the business community living and serving within Nairobi and its environs.
Other branches Ongata Rongai, Thika, Buruburu, Kayole, Kawangware, Ruiru, Nyeri, Nakuru, Kahawa West, Utawala and Kikuyu.
Speaking during the opening ceremony, Equity Group Foundation Executive Director Mr. Reuben Mbindu noted that the Franchise was on track in its growth strategy.
The clinic has so far served 154,137 patients across all its clinics, he added.
“Equity Afia is committed to championing affordable access to healthcare in Kenya, enabling people to lead productive lives. We have standardized our services across all our clinics to ensure you have the same quality experience whether you are in Nakuru, Ongata Rongai, Nyeri or Nairobi CBD, “said Mr. Mbindu.
In Kenya and across the globe, medical costs continue to consume a huge financial budget for families. Locally, the cost of treatment can be too high limiting access to quality services.
In response to this growing need for quality, affordable and accessible health services, Equity Group Foundation launched Equity Afia in 2015.
The clinics are NHIF accredited, allowing both the employed and the self-employed to access medical outpatient treatment under the national cover as stipulated by NHIF's outpatient benefit scheme.
Equity afya clinics have partnered with various insurance service providers in Kenya allowing acceptability across diverse consumers, businesses and communities.
Chief guest Manasseh Bocha, speaking on behalf of the Health Permanent Secretary, Ms. Susan Mochache; said that Kenya has made remarkable progress in the journey towards Universal Health Coverage courtesy of collaboration from stakeholders in the health sector.
Mr. Manasseh Bocha, who is Chief Clinical Officer Ministry of Health, further urged other stakeholders to adopt cost effective health models that increase access to quality services.
Equity Afia clinics are managed by medical doctor entrepreneurs who are beneficiaries of Wings to Fly and the Equity Leaders Program (ELP) while Equity bank offers financial support to doctors who want to venture into the programme.
The clinics offer comprehensive outpatient medical services including, doctor consultations, nursing care services, dental services, well-baby clinics, specialist clinics and diagnostic services through ultra-modern laboratories.
They also provide a platform for alumni of the Equity Leaders Program (ELP) who are qualified health professionals and wish to join the franchise to use their expertise to transform lives and livelihoods of Kenyans through offering affordable, quality and accessible healthcare.