Kenya Airports Authority in partnership with Mater Misericordiae hospital and Pwani FM on the 7th and 8th of June 2019 held a two day free medical camp at Bomu stadium in Changamwe ,Mombasa county as part of the Authority’s efforts of giving back to the society and providing ease access to quality medical care in the country.
The medical camp dubbed ‘ Make A Difference Day Medical camp’ saw over 2300 patients from Mombasa County benefit from free consultations , diagnosis, minor surgeries , free medicine and treatment.
The free medical camp also benefited patients suffering from dental problems, breast cancer, pneumonia ,Typhoid, Malaria , HIV/AIDS counseling and testing among other ailments in the coastal region.
Speaking during the official opening of the medical camp, Kenya Airports Authority Director, Susan Kiama underscored the role KAA plays in helping the less privileged in the society.
“Quality healthcare is a necessity to all human beings and most people are unable to access in Kenya. For this reason we found it well to hold this medical camp here in Mombasa next to our the Airport as a way bring services closer to the people,” said Susan Kiama , Director KAA ,
Director Susan Kiama further stated that Businesses do not operate in vacuum, we are part of the society and depend on the society for our existence, so we believe that helping the society and extending a helping hand to those around us is mutually beneficial and profitable.
Mombasa County Deputy Governor, Dr. William Kingi hailed the partnership and expressed appreciation for the support offered by Kenya Airports Authority and Mater Hospital to the people of Mombasa County.
The Deputy Governor challenged other Kenyans to come on board and support this effort which serves as part of realization and support of Government’s Big 4 agenda of providing affordable universal health care.
The camp was part of KAA CSR campaign aimed at giving back to the society all over the country. the campaign provided a forum for engagement of KAA staffs with the community through one on one interaction.
The medical camp stood to influence the lives of communities who have difficulties in accessing quality medical care.
On average, over 40 percent of Kenyans are hindered by cost and another 18 percent by distance in access to health care.