Hundreds of residents of Kibarani area in Kilifi County benefitted from a free medical camp organized by an international non-governmental organization.

More than 600 residents received medication and treatment from Direct Aid International who had organized a three-day medical camp in the area.

Mrs Bulia Konde who was treated for teeth problems said that she was unable to afford Sh. 500 to undergo the exercise at government hospitals and thanked the organization for coming to her aid.

She added that the cost of living had pushed many families out of affordable health care and that the government needs to make medication affordable.

Her sentiments were echoed by Mr Manyeso Kambi who said that he had received medication for his aching back.

Mr Hussein Horo, a clinical officer working at the Ama dispensary urged the local community to embrace modern medication to prevent serious medical conditions.

He added that more than 450 people turned up on the first day of the medical camp and that about 250 turned up on the second day.

Mr Abdulrahamna Sheikh Ahmed who is the manager of Direct Aid International in Kilifi County said that the organization will extend the medical camps to the rest of Kilifi County as a way of offering solutions to medical problems.

Direct Aid international also conducted free HPV Vaccinations for girls aged 10-15 years in the area to help prevent Human Papillomavirus(HPV) related diseases.

By Treeza Auma

Treeza Auma is a Digital Content Producer and founder of KTMN She is also Television journalist at Kenya News Agency and Leadership Accelerator at Women in News.

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