About the project
Mbooni Constituency is one of the six constituencies in Makueni County with a population of 37, 549 people. Kikima is a community in Mbooni which is economically underprivileged. Despite there being a level four hospital in the community, most patients who require eye management services and diabetic clinic are not able to receive the services sought due to lack thereof or overwhelmed staff.
Safaricom Foundation contributed Sh 2.4 Million towards the medical camp which was done in collaboration with the Kenya Diabetes Management and Information Centre (DMI).
Safaricom and DMI reached over 2000 patients who attended the medical camp held at Kikima Secondary School. The patients were screened for various ailments including diabetes and prostate cancer. Many were treated for their ailments while others with more serious cases got referrals to visit a health center for further follow up. The medical camp left the community more aware of their health status.