Thousands benefit from free medical services in Mpeketoni


people among those who benefited from the free medical check-ups

4500 get free medical treatment Mpeketoni

Over 4,500 people received free medical treatment at Mpeketoni Sub-County through an intervention sponsored by the Kenya Diabetes Management and Information Centre (DMI) in Partnership with Safaricom Foundation.

The camp, which was came just days after Mpeketoni marked the first anniversary of a terror attack that left at least 60 people dead, treated people for bacterial and fungal infections, high blood pressure and diabetes

DMI Health Educator James Mwangi noted that they have been receiving many of cases of miscarriages and other issues related to post trauma effects. He said that these could be attributed to the terror attack, pointing out that the community is in much need of both physical and psychosocial support.

Since 2005, Safaricom Foundation and DMI have conducted over 70 free medical camps reaching close to 180,000 people across the country.  The target is to reach the neediest of communities and provide free medical checkups to people who would otherwise suffer in silence.

By Bernice Sila

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