The residents who were mostly women, children and youth were treated for ailments such as Non communicable diseases including Hypertension, diabetes, cancer and HIV.
Suzan Namuddu 50, a resident of Kibuli in Makindye division could not hide her joy after receiving free malaria treatment.
She was among the over 500 residents of Kanakulya zone in Makindye who received free medical treatment and check-ups by AAR Health Care and ASA Microfinance Uganda Ltd in Kibuli.
The residents who were mostly women, children and youth were treated for ailments such as Non communicable diseases including Hypertension, diabetes, cancer, HIV, Hepatitis B, malaria, HIV/AIDS counseling and testing and random blood sugar tests.
Other services included; interactive free consultation sessions with AAR Healthcare doctors, health talk on the provision of breast cancer screening, body mass index check (BMI) and blood pressure checks.
Amir Hossain, the assistant divisional manager of ASA Microfinance said giving health support to the community is part of their core mandate of protecting lives of the people they serve, providing social responsibility and also one of the strategies to strengthen ties with their clients.
The Microfinance institution boasts of 71 branches across the country with over 65,000 clients and according to Amir they intend to grow clientele to 72,000 by the end of this year.
“Our long term vision is to grow our clientele to 135,000 with over 125 branches countrywide in the coming four years,” Amir said.
Innocent Were of AAR Health Care attending to Suzan Namuddu during the free medical camp at ASA Microfinance offices in Kibuli, Makindye
The ASA microfinance institution has capital base of Sh30b of which Sh21b is outstanding.
Innocent Were, the Business Development Executive of AAR Health Care advised the general public to exercise regularly to avoid chronic diseases
“Exercise can have important health benefits; diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, back, joint pain can be fought,” Were said.
However Shadia Nanteza, AAR Health Care Nurse said it's important to talk to your doctor before starting an exercise routine.
“You need professional advice on what exercises are safe and any precautions you might need to take while exercising,” Nanteza said.
The Area Chairman Isa Abdul Hifunde encouraged organizations to emulate AAR Health Care and ASA microfinance who give back to the communities where they operate.