Jubilee Insurance has launched a one-week Afya Mashinani Initiative through a free medical camp in Nakuru County.
Afya Mashinani, which translates to “Healthcare in the Community,” is a comprehensive campaign that addresses pressing healthcare needs while empowering communities from underserved areas through education, outreach, and quality medical services.
The underwriter has partnered with the Aga Khan University Hospital to host free medical camps which will offer residents free medical consultations, free medication, various screenings, Covid-19 vaccinations and other necessary healthcare support.
The initiative, which was first successfully piloted in Meru, will now be rolled out in Nakuru and Naivasha.
“We are thrilled to extend our Afya Mashinani initiative to the Nakuru region, as we firmly believe that accessible healthcare is a fundamental right for all individuals,” said Njeri Jomo, Chief Executive Officer at Jubilee Health Insurance.
“By combining education, outreach, and medical services, we aim to empower communities, address healthcare disparities, and contribute to the government’s agenda of providing affordable and accessible healthcare to all Kenyan citizens.”
The Insurance Regulatory Authority indicates that the insurance penetration rate in Kenya stands at 2.3 per cent. The low penetration has largely been attributed to a lack of consumer awareness on the various insurance options as well as the importance of insurance.
The week-long Afya Mashinani initiative will demystify health insurance while engaging Naivasha and Nakuru residents on the importance and benefits of health coverage.
“Impacting the community is one of our core values and we are pleased to do that by collaborating with Jubilee Health Insurance on this initiative. This partnership will provide access to quality healthcare services to the residents from our highly qualified medical staff,” said Rashid Khalani, CEO Aga Khan University Hospital.
“The free wellness check-ups will make a meaningful impact on the health and well-being of the Naivasha and Nakuru communities by helping them identify any diseases early for timely intervention,” he added.
Additionally, the Afya Mashinani Initiative directly aligns with Jubilee Health Insurance’s vision of touching over 2 million lives by 2025.