At least 4,000 residents of Sotik have received free medical care sponsored by Safaricom Foundation in partnership with the Kenya Diabetes Management and Information Centre.
This brings the total number of Kenyans who have benefitted from the fifth phase of the medical camps that commenced in 2015 to at least 25,000.
The Sotik medical camp is the last in the fifth phase where 11 medical camps and one diabetes youth camp have been conducted at a cost of Kshs. 31.5 million.
Safaricom Foundation Trustee Janice Mwendameru said: “The high cost of medical care and long distances to health facilities has left many people especially in rural areas with the burden of having to self-medicate or suffer in silence.”
“It is for this reason that we have partnered with some of the best medical providers in the country to afford free medical camps to needy communities,” she added.
Kenya Diabetes Management and Information Centre Executive Director Eva Muchemi said the next phase of medical camps would commence in May and will entail 12 medical camps and 2 diabetes youth camps.
“We are grateful to the Safaricom Foundation for continuously funding these free medical camps that have transformed the lives of many Kenyans,” she said.
Since inception in 2003, Safaricom Foundation has funded over 70 medical camps where more than 100,000 Kenyans have been reached.