Equity Afia, the medical franchise of Equity Group Foundation, has opened two new medical centres in Ruaka and Githurai to complement the existing medical services offered by public and private health facilities in the areas.
Located at Equity Afia Building next to Delta Petrol Station on Limuru Road in Ruaka and on 2nd floor Charma House on Ngumba Road in Githurai, the two new medical centres bring the franchises’ total footprint to 20 with seven clinics having been opened between January and July 2020.
Equity Group Foundation Executive Director, Reuben Mbindu said between January and July this year, they have opened seven new medical centres across the country despite the health and economic challenges the country is currently facing resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. “We do not intend to slow down, because now more than ever, Kenyans need access to quality healthcare services at affordable costs. By opening more clinics, we are bringing Equity Afia healthcare services closer to those that need it,” said Mbindu.
The Equity Afia franchise model is designed with the key objective of increasing the country’s access to quality healthcare services through the offering of quality and affordable services.
With the opening of the two new centres, Equity Afia now has a footprint of nine clinics in Nairobi County, five in Kiambu and a clinic in Kajiado, Nyeri, Nakuru, Kakamega, Meru and Mombasa Counties. All Equity Afia clinics accept cash and insurance payments thus allowing all Kenyans enjoy access to medical care and treatment. The consultation fee which is set at sh500 allows a vast majority of the population to access medical treatment, management and advise thus increasing accessibility to quality care.
Equity Afia is an initiative under the Equity Group Foundation that is using franchising principles to train and monitor a network of medical entrepreneurs, who are qualified alumni of the Equity Leaders Program (ELP). The main goal is 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.