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AAR Hospital Elevates Healthcare Efforts with New Kisii Medical Centre

What happened:

On 31 August 2023, we announced the official opening of our 24th medical centre in Kisii. The launch of this new facility is a significant step towards enhancing access to quality healthcare services in the county.

The AAR Hospital Medical Centre in Kisii is equipped with cutting-edge medical technology and a team of highly skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals. The facility will focus on a wide range of services, including gynecology, paediatric, optical, dental, and imaging, ensuring that the community has access to comprehensive medical care under one roof.

Why does it matter?

The County Government of Kisii has been keen on tackling communicable diseases and especially Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) which have been a significant challenge in Kenya. According to the Ministry of Health, 50% of Kenya’s population is at risk of contracting one or a combination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD’s) posing a serious public health issue, especially in rural areas.

AAR Hospital’s emphasis on preventive healthcare complements the Kisii County government's dedication to effective health facility management. The county grapples with elevated morbidity and mortality rates due to diseases like Malaria, Diarrhea, and HIV/AIDS, while immunization levels remain below the national average, and maternal mortality is a pressing concern. To tackle these challenges, the Kisii County Health Sector is focused on eliminating communicable diseases, enhancing healthcare access, and fostering collaboration with other sectors that would support with alleviating these diseases.

Who was there and what did they say:

The official launch was attended by Hon. Simba Arati, Governor of Kisii County, Robert Ombasa, Director of Administration - Medical Services, Public Health and Sanitation in Kisii County, Ms. Elizabeth Wasunna, General Manager at AAR Hospital Medical Centres and Dr. Joyce Sitonik, Head of Clinical Operations at AAR Hospital Medical Centres.

Ms. Elizabeth Wasunna, General Manager at AAR Hospital Medical Centres expressed her enthusiasm about the new Outpatient Centre, stating, "We are thrilled to introduce our medical facility to the vibrant community of Kisii. At AAR Healthcare, we firmly believe that preventive healthcare is the key to a healthier society. Our commitment is to offer accessible and superior healthcare services that promote early detection and timely interventions. With the opening of this Outpatient Centre, we hope to make a lasting positive impact on the health and well-being of the people of Kisii and the surrounding regions."

Hon. Simba Arati, Governor of Kisii County commended AAR Healthcare's initiative, stating, "We appreciate AAR Healthcare's focus on preventive healthcare and their commitment to joining the fight against communicable diseases, including Neglected Tropical Diseases. The opening of this Outpatient Centre will undoubtedly improve access to specialized medical services in our region, addressing the health needs of our growing population."