, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 14 – Starehe Centre alumni doctors held a free medical camp at Kariokor Clinic to celebrate and give back to the the community around the school which has stood by the school over the last 60 years.
Nairobi County Women Representative Esther Passaris and former Speaker of the Nairobi County Assembly, Beatrice Elachi attended the event and donated blood.
Passaris and Elachi encouraged women in particular to take charge of their reproductive health and get cervical cancer screening and family planning advice for their well-being.
Passaris told the women that in as much as birth control measures may not be a hundred percent effective, it’s important that they have a sense of control of how many children they would want and are capable of caring for.
“Sometimes birth control may not work, and this puts the burden squarely on a woman to carry to term a child that she will not be able to give quality life,” she added.
Elachi told Starehe residents and especially men to take prostrate cancer screening seriously.
Over 12 specialised doctors most of them Stareh alumni, provided services on health and wellness, screening and counselling; clinical consultations; as well as dental and optical check-ups.
By 4pm in the afternoon, about 900 Starehe constituents had been attended to with queues still snaking their way through the camp.
Vivo Energy Head of Marketing and Customer Experience Mark Senteu appreciated the community for turning out in large numbers to benefit from the free camp.