The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Free Medical Services

Thousands of Mombasa residents are expected to benefit from a free medical initiative by an NGO seeking to tackle HIV/Aids and other disease in poor communities. Rotary Kenya will from today hold door-to-door outreach programme for HIV testing and counseling, tuberculosis screening, blood donation and oral hygiene.

Other services include condom distribution, hand-washing, cataract eye test and treatment, diabetes and blood pressure testing and cervical cancer screening The initiative will be launched in Timbwani and Misufini in Likoni and will run till June 19. Rotary Kenya is collaborating with Rotarians For Fighting Aids (RFFA) and targets 40,000 people. Other partners in the initiative include The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, Public Health ministry, National Aids and STDs Control Programme, Wofak, Aphia Plus and the US government.

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