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Mwale Medical and Technology City holds health walk and free medical camp


Mwale Medical and Technology City (MMTC) on Saturday held its inaugural 10km health walk and a free medical camp to promote healthy living and support universal healthcare.

The health walk started at Hamptons Hospital through the Plaza district and continued through the Golf District, then Airport District, and the Grid district.

The procession then snaked through MMTC’s power plant road of the Industrial District before the exercise terminated at the hospital where a free medical camp was held.

The health walk was held a day before World Health Day, which was commemorated worldwide.

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MMTC founder Julius Mwale pointed out the importance of walking for a healthy lifestyle.

“Most people think that to be healthy, you only have to be going to the gym. However, most health benefits can be achieved through walking 30 minutes to an hour everyday. We want to let our people know that walking daily will lower risks of poor health,” he said.

The free health clinic was sponsored by Hamptons Hospital alongside other partners, including the Patient-Centered Care Movement (PCCM), Signature Healthcare Limited and Chebu Pharmacy.

Kenya Breastfeeding Association and Worldwide Orthopedic Care also provided free services at the medical camp.

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The health walk was also supported by Absa Bank, Inua AI, Family Bank, Silver Africa Tours and Safaris, Mwal-Mart Supermarkets, BitMedia, Ports Sacco, Hamptons Café and WaziPay.

The sponsorship proceeds went to support low income households to pay for NHIF monthly healthcare premiums guaranteeing access to universal health care.

The MMTC health walk was the first of the three annual events held at MMTC to support access to universal healthcare. Others are the cross-country race that is due to be held in June and the marathon whose inaugural edition was held last December.

The inaugural marathon attracted a huge entry with medals and prizes on offer for the participants.

Hamptons Hospital at MMTC in Butere Sub-County, Kakamega County, opened its doors in 2019.