Mpesa Foundation holds free medical camp in Mathare North Sub-county today

Recent free medical camp in Siaya County. Photo:X/Mpesa Foundation

A free medical camp organised by the Mpesa Foundation and in partnership with Zuri Health hold today, May 11, at the Drive-in Primary School in Mathare North Sub-county in Nairobi.

Residents will benefit from the free medical check-ups, physician consultations, eye and dental check-ups, blood sugar tests, blood pressure measurements, body fat assessments, and Body Mass Index (BMI) screenings, among other services.

This is one of the medical camps that the Foundation plans to hold across all 47 counties in the country.

So far the foundation has already held medical camps in Narok, Lamu, Nairobi, Machakos, Nyandarua, Kakamega, Kisumu and Kitale and Siaya.

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The M-PESA Foundation launched its free medical camps programme in Kenya on May 31, 2023 in Lamu where the foundation invested $12,000 to purchase drugs and surgical equipment.

On the launch day of the medical camps, over 1,000 residents of Lamu received treatment for various ailments at King Fahd County Referral Hospital.

Free medical camp in Siaya last April

Nicholas Nganga, Chairman of the M-Pesa Foundation, stated, “The programme we are launching today complements other landmark initiatives that we have rolled out in collaboration with various counties in a bid to address healthcare challenges.” The programme aims to benefit 60,000 people across all 47 counties.

Additionally, the foundation, in partnership with Flying Doctors, operates a fistula programme that has provided surgery and treatment to over 400 women since 2021.

By Frank Mugwe

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