In an effort to improve the availability and affordability of healthcare services for marginalized populations, Jubilee Health Insurance has created the Afya Mashinani program.
This transformative initiative reinforces the company’s commitment to improving healthcare access and promoting overall well-being for all Kenyan citizens.
Afya Mashinani, which means “Healthcare in the Community,” is a broad initiative that tackles urgent healthcare needs while empowering people from marginalized areas through outreach, education, and high-quality medical care.
The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH,N) and Jubilee Health Insurance have teamed together to hold free medical camps that will provide locals with free medical consultations, free medication, various screenings, Covid-19 immunizations, and other essential healthcare support.
After successful piloting in Meru, the idea will now be implemented in Nakuru and Naivasha.
According to the Insurance Regulatory Authority, Kenya’s insurance penetration rate is 2.3 percent. The lack of consumer knowledge of the numerous insurance options and the significance of insurance is partly to blame for the low penetration.
The week-long Afya Mashinani project will educate inhabitants of Naivasha and Nakuru on the significance and advantages of having health insurance.
“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, CEO 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.”
Provide access to quality healthcare
“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 AKUH,N.
“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.
The Afya Mashinani initiative aligns with the county’s healthcare agenda and supports the broader national goal of ensuring equitable healthcare services to reach even the most remote regions.
By collaborating with local stakeholders and the government, Jubilee Health Insurance seeks to make a lasting impact on the lives of individuals and families in Nakuru.
Additionally, the Afya Mashinani Initiative directly aligns with Jubilee Health Insurance’s vision of touching over two million lives by 2025. Through this initiative, Jubilee Health Insurance is actively working towards reaching and positively impacting a significant portion of this target.
Jubilee Health Insurance invites all residents of Naivasha and Nakuru town to join in this noble initiative, benefit from the free medical camp, and take a proactive step towards better health and well-being.