Equity Afia opens 6 additional medical centres

Equity Afia has opened 6 additional medical centres in Ruai, Kariobangi, Lavington, Umoja, Kerugoya and Nanyuki as part of efforts to increase access to quality and affordable healthcare services in Kenya.

The additional medical centres have been opened in line with Equity Afia’s goal to ensure the sustained improvement of the health and well-being of Kenyans by increasing access to and utilization of quality, affordable and standardized healthcare.

Commenting on the opening of the new facilities, Equity Group Chief Commercial Officer, Polycarp Igathe said, “The Equity Afia network continues to grow and we are happy to play a role in enhancing the quality of healthcare services accorded to Kenyans in all parts of the country. Our medical facilities are comprehensive outpatient healthcare facilities that will offer primary, emergency and specialized care to those we serve. We shall also champion health education through our entire network and leverage on the expertise of our medics to promote positive health seeking behavior.”

Mathew Kwena an Optometrist at Equity Afia Lavington Mall Medical Centre (right) helps a client to try on spectacle frames at the Medical Centre’s in-house optical unit. Equity Afia has opened 6 additional medical centres in Ruai, Kariobangi, Lavington, Umoja, Kerugoya and Nanyuki bringing the franchise’s network to 53 medical centres. 

With the opening of the new facilities, Equity Afia, the medical franchise of Equity Group Foundation now has a network of 53 outpatient medical centres distributed across 19 counties in Kenya.

“Our mandate as a primary healthcare service provider is to offer quality and standardized healthcare services to all our clients and at affordable costs. Equity Afia contributes to the attainment of SDG 3 through ensuring that communities within which we operate in lead healthy lives and that we promote well-being for all. This is by reducing the financial risk caused by high costs of medical services and increasing access to safe, effective, quality and essential medicines and primary care for all.” added Igathe

The Equity Afia medical centres, which were first launched in 2015 and have recorded 700,000 cumulative patient visits as at 2021, are managed by trained and qualified Medical Officers and Consultants who are alumni of the Equity Leaders Program (ELP). The facilities are also well resourced and equipped to offer comprehensive outpatient services including consultation, emergency care, diagnostic services, pharmaceutical services and specialist services including physiotherapy, minor outpatient surgery, nutrition counselling among others.Loading…

 Equity Afia Front Office Representative Mary Kiruru (left) attends to a client at the Lavington Mall Medical Centre in Nairobi. Equity Afia has opened 6 additional medical centres in Ruai, Kariobangi, Lavington, Umoja, Kerugoya and Nanyuki bringing the franchise’s network to 53 medical centres. 

Also commenting on the opening of the facilities, Equity Afia Kariobangi Medical Officer In-Charge, Dr. Anthony Kinyanjui said, “Our vision to become a key player and a top-of-mind medical service provider in Kenya is quickly coming to realization. I am delighted that as alumni of ELP, we are working with other health sector players to impact lives positively by championing health education and promotion as well as access to healthcare services through the physical expansion of our network and through offering top of class medical services at affordable rates.”

Located in Ruai at Woodlands Plaza along Kangundo Road, in Kariobangi along Outering Road near Equity Bank, in Lavington on 3rd Floor Lavington Mall, in Umoja at Moi Drive – opposite PCEA Umoja1, in Nanyuki at Nanyuki Business Centre along Nyeri- Nanyuki Road and in Kerugoya on 1st Floor Anchor Plaza along Hospital Road, the 6 medical centres are strategically located for ease and convenience of access.