As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, Airtel Uganda held a community health fair at Kakomo Primary School located in Kitumba sub county, Kabale.
In partnership with Hind’s Feet Program, Airtel Uganda invited residents of kitumba sub county and surrounding areas to attend the free health fair which started very early in the morning and went on until sunrise.
The medical services offered included; Hepatitis B screening and shots, Dental, eye checkups and general medicine, Screening for HIV, diabetes, ulcers, blood pressure, syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases such as Hepatitis B, Screening and tests for malaria and cervical cancer, blood donation , Nutritional consultations, Consultations on disease prevention and management, Onsite treatment for common illnesses and donating towels, clothes, washing soap, toothpaste and tooth brushes to mothers and expectant ladies.
Speaking during the community health fair, Airtel Uganda Public Relations Manager, Mr. Sandor Walusimbi said; “Airtel Uganda is proud to be associated with the communities that it serves. It is gratifying to see over 2,000 people come in to get access to free medical checkup treatment, counseling and referrals.”
“Working closely with our partners, we will continue to reach out to other communities in Uganda,” he added.
This is not the first time that the telecommunications’ company is holding a community outreach program in Uganda. Last year, Airtel Uganda held similar programs in Arua, Bugiri and other districts around the country.