Equity Afia which is owned by the Equity Group has launched two clinics in Ruiru and Nyeri. This is in a bid to increase access to quality and affordable comprehensive healthcare services. So far it has launched 7 clinics which are in Ongata Rongai, Thika, Buruburu, Kayole and Kawangware.
Equity Afia was established by Equity Group Foundation to respond to the growing need for affordable quality healthcare for all Kenyans. It is also providing a platform for alumni of the Equity Leaders Program who are qualified health professionals to join the franchise and use their health expertise to transform lives and livelihoods of Kenyans through offering affordable, quality and accessible healthcare.
Equity Afia is basically implementing a sustainable, integrated health model under a franchise network that oversees a group of clinical entrepreneurs who provide standardised, quality healthcare throughout the country. Equity Bank offers support services like financing and other support for doctors wishing to set up such centers.
The clinics offer comprehensive outpatient care for the whole family. Services include consultation by the doctors, a wide range of outpatient procedures, modern laboratories and well-stocked in-house pharmacies. They also have in-house specialists such as paediatricians, gynaecologists, obstetricians, ENT services, physicians, nutritionists, physiotherapists, antenatal and well-baby clinics.
Equity Group Foundation Executive Director, Mr. Reuben Mbindu, stated that, the health facilities are focused on the well-being of communities. He also added that, “Our aim is to extend affordable medical services to all, without people having to dig deeper into their pockets.”