Equity Afia has opened three new medical centres in Lodwar, Marsabit and at Mountain Mall along Thika Road bringing the franchise’s network to 44. Equity Group Foundation, using the Equity Afia franchise model, is focused on increasing access to affordable and high quality health services across Kenya in both urban and rural locations.
The unveiling of the new facilities underpins Equity Afia’s commitment to promote inclusivity through promoting access to quality healthcare. Similar to all other Equity Afia medical centres, the three new facilities will be run by full-time medical doctors who are alumni of the Equity Leadership program and supported by accredited and certified clinical teams thus guaranteeing sustained and standardized high quality of care.
Commenting on the opening of the new medical centres, Equity Group Commercial Director Polycarp Igathe said that Equity Afia as an entity remains keen on expanding its network to reach all Kenyans through the provision of quality and affordable healthcare services wherever they are.
“Our goal as Equity Afia is to avail opportunities for all Kenyans to access world-class medical services at pocket-friendly costs regardless of their financial status and geographical locations. By increasing access to healthcare, Equity Afia is promoting proper health seeking behavior allowing communities to lead healthy lives.” said Igathe.
Located at Kanamkemer along Robert Junction on Catholic Road, Lodwar and Total Plaza in Marsabit, the two clinics are vantagely positioned to serve the agricultural and business communities within the two counties and are expected to improve the health seeking behaviour and outcomes for the residents. This is through the provision of comprehensive primary care, increased vaccine coverage and improved access to specialized medical care services.
The Equity Afia medical model has adopted a combined, inclusive approach, allowing clients diverse options of making payment including cash and digital payment options, the use of NHIF and private insurance covers as well as the use of micro-medical insurance and informal health funds; thus positively influencing how Kenyans seek medical treatment and their perceptions about health and the healthcare system.
The newly opened Equity Afia clinics will offer comprehensive outpatient care in general consultation, specialized clinics, antenatal follow up and well-baby clinics, dental services, optical services, paediatric services and nutrition & wellness clinics , among others and supported by well-equipped laboratories and pharmacies stocked with both generic and branded medicine.
All Equity Afia clinics have been established by alumni of the Equity Leaders Program (ELP) who have continuously shown commitment to driving value to their communities. So far, ELP has a database of slightly over 1,000 professionals and trainees within the medical field.
The Thika Road facility which now brings the total number of Equity Afia clinics within Nairobi to 15 is located on the second floor of Mountain Mall building.