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Nairobi families receive diabetes testing kits

04 August 2014, 15:45

Nairobi - A total of 120 diabetic families in Nairobi County have received a major boost after an integrated telecommunications solutions provider donated high blood pressure home testing kits.

Orange, the telecommunications firm, said the equipment worth KES 600,000 will be distributed to these families via Panpath Holdings, which is an accredited regional supplier of Medical hardware equipment that supplies medical equipment to public and private hospitals, universities, surgery centres and research facilities.

Company Chief Executive Officer, Mickael Ghossein, said Orange was committed to improving the reach of healthcare services to those who found it hard to access treatment in Kenya.

“Our collaboration with Panpath Holdings in the donation of the home testing kits is one of the avenues we are using to support healthcare provision through new technologies for early disease diagnosis, prevention and management,” added Ghossein.

Managing Director, Panpath Holdings, Solomon Babashi, said they were committed to providing early medical health diagnostics to ensure early detection of diseases such as Diabetes.

Diabetes, a non-communicable disease, is a threat to national development as it often results in long-standing complications that are costly to treat, the officials said.

Orange, at the Group level, via its larger global healthcare strategy, looks to provide new technologies that will play an essential role in the improvement of health care in our communities.

 - CAJ News

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