As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, Airtel Uganda today offered free health services to residents of Kampala city and surrounding areas through a free community health fair held at St Joseph Mulago Community Center, Kalerwe.
In partnership with Huawei Technologies and the Hind’s Feet Project, a Non-Profit Organization that focuses on making health information accessible to all, the telecommunications company offered free medical services to over 1,000 hundreds of community members in an effort to improve their wellbeing and empower them with the basic health information and services they need to make appropriate health decisions.
The medical services offered included; Hepatitis B screening and shots, Dental, eye checkups and general medicine, Screening for HIV, diabetes, ulcers, blood pressure, syphilis, hepatitis B and malaria. The health fair also included safe male circumcision as well as free cancer screening services.
Speaking during the health fare, Airtel Uganda Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Mrs. Charity Bukenya said “At Airtel, we aim to improve the lives of Ugandans, not only by providing them with affordable and reliable telecommunications solutions, but also by increasing knowledge on general health and the use of preventive health services to help them live healthy lives.”
“Working closely with our partners, we will continue to reach out to other communities in Uganda,” she added.
Also speaking at the health fair, Huawei Uganda Sales Manager Mr. Nilong said “Apart from providing the best ICT solutions to our customers, Huawei Technologies also enriches lives by giving back to communities where we operate.”
This is the second time Airtel Uganda is holding a community health fair in 2016. In January this year, Airtel Uganda held a community health fair at Ezuko Primary School in Kabale district.