Penda Health has partnered with the Phillips Foundation in offering X-ray and ultrasound services to Penda’s over 250,000 patients every year.
The new service offering will be delivered at Penda Health Kimathi Street branch that serves as a referral centre for Penda Patients who need more specialized services.
Speaking while announcing the new partnership, Penda Health COO, Mr. Karim Moldeina said, “Through this partnership, we aim to provide quality healthcare to the communities that fall within the low to mid income level in the socio-economic pyramid. Our intention is to work together with Philips Foundation towards more cooperation as we venture into the future in line with our goals”
Other specialist services that will be offered in the branch include; physician, gynecologist, and pediatrician consultations, dental services, advanced ultrasound, and advanced diagnostics and lab tests.
Commenting on the partnership, Phillips Foundation Director Margot Cooijmans said, “Penda Health is one of the fast growing, highly professional chains of outpatient healthcare centers and services in Kenya. We are impressed by Penda’s professionalism and the ambition to provide quality services at scale to populations in low and middle income categories. We believe that with this collaboration, which helps to overcome the obstacle to cover for investments in equipment up front, we can help enable Penda to fulfill its ambition to grow the number of hubs and spokes. We look forward to a long term partnership!”.
In addition to the X-Ray, Penda Health and Phillips Foundation will explore the use of handheld ultrasound (Lumify) technology in Kahawa West and Umoja 2 branches. This is aimed at improving the quality and reliability of ultrasound results, by using a cloud-based quality control system. It is also expected to reduce the cost of providing individual ultrasounds by having the clinicians administer the ultrasound, with support from the cloud.
Launched in 2012, Penda Health operates a chain of 19 medical centers across the country to date and is celebrating its 10th year anniversary this year. The centers are spread across Nairobi, Kiambu & Kajiado Counties, with a plan to expand to the rest of the country and into Africa. Penda Health also provides free virtual consultation on phone through the Pigia Penda service.