Over 3500 patients are expected to benefit from medical camps, funded by M-Pesa Foundation, in partnership with Zuri Health in Trans-Nzoia County and Flying Doctors in Homa Bay County.
In Trans Nzoia County, 3400 residents received free medical care from a camp that was held at Kiminini Primary School in Kitale. The services offered included eye care consultations, breast cancer screening, Fistula screening, general doctor consultations and child health consultations. Patients then receive a six-months free medical consultation through SMS code 40815 and WhatsApp service with certified doctors from Zuri Health.
“We have been incorporating technology in our free medical camps to provide patients with necessary follow-up care after the medical camps. We use the platforms to provide patients with health education and self-care tips to help them manage their health more effectively. So far, the Foundation has conducted eight successful medical camps in various counties across the country, including Trans Nzoia . Said Nicholas Nganga – Chairman M-Pesa Foundation.
In Homa Bay County, the Foundation has been holding a free fistula medical camp that has benefitted 90 women through free screening, treatment and surgeries at the Homa Bay County Teaching and Referral Hospital.
The M-Pesa Foundation programme is in collaboration with the Flying Doctors Society of Africa where over 350 women have received free treatment and surgeries in Migori, Bungoma, Kilifi, Nyeri, Kajiado, Garissa, Nairobi and Tharaka Nithi counties with a target to reach 1000 women by the end of this 2024.