Health

We believe that a healthy community makes a happy and productive society. For this reason, we will continue to invest in affordable health to improve the prosperity of communities in Africa

Our Goal

To contribute to access to curative and preventive health services and improve the health of communities

Our Focus

  • Affordable quality Primary healthcare
  • Comprehensive HIV/Aids care & treatment
  • Quality diagnostic services (X-Ray, laboratory and cervical cancer screening)
  • Oral health including dental treatment services
  • Eye treatment /services
  • Community outreach initiatives – Annual Medical Camps in partnership with Lion’s club of Mombasa
  • Linkages and partnerships with other service providers  to increases access to affordable healthcare (Chandaria Foundation, Shree Mandal Hospital, Bomu Clinic, Lancet , Pathcare Laboratories etc.)

 

BUSINESS WITH A CONSCIENCE

The Mabati Medical Centre was founded in the year 2000 to provide primary health care to the workers of Mabati Rolling Mills Steel Plant in Mariakani Town just outside the port of Mombasa in Kenya. But this is a community barely on the bread line and the workers’ families and community members in Mariakani and surrounding areas were without primary healthcare facilities.In less than a year, the Centre extended primary healthcare services to the community at a highly subsidized cost of just KShs. 300 ($3) for consultation, treatment and medication. In most cases the cost of just the medicines is more than the fee charged. The number of patients ballooned, from 8,000 cases per year in 2002, to 21,000 cases per year. In 2019 this number stood at just under 33,000 patients. The centre is 24hr/ 7 days facility.

MOTHER AND CHILD HEALTH

A major focus area has always been on Mother and Child health, aiming to reduce mortality, provide preventative immunization and educate mothers through pre and post natal care.  

50% of those treated are women and children.Family Planning advice and minor procedures are also offered, and from 2015, a new Ultrasound screening service is available.The importance of this work is highlighted by the following table:-

HIV AND AIDS

As a direct consequence of Mariakani’s location along a major trucking route, the local community has a high prevalence of HIV and AIDS. The Medical Centre houses an entire wing for treatment of HIV/AIDS (which is operated by Bomu Hospital, a project of Mkomani Clinic Society).

It aims to reduce HIV prevalence rate among 15-24 year old women by increasing preventative and contraceptive measures, and runs a Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) centre for those living with the condition. Almost 3,000 HIV positive cases are being assisted each year.

BASIC HEALTH CARE SERVICES

Mabati Medical Centre provides a range of services to Mabati Rolling Mills staff and neighbouring communities:

  • Immunizations:  Children receive all necessary immunizations or vaccinations and full records are maintained. 1281 children were immunized in 2013 and 893 in 2014.
  • First Aid/ Primary Care: the Centre is equipped to deal with all minor injuries and general sicknesses.
  • Specialist Treatment:  Several times a year, assisted by the Lions Club of Mombasa Pwani and like-minded organisations and medical professionals, specialist medical “camps” provide free dentistry, eye care and family planning services to the community, and can treat more than 1,500 patients in a single day.

OUTREACH AND AWARENESS

Good health contributes to well-being, longevity and productivity and since families tend to share health habits, promoting general awareness of good health and hygiene practices can contribute to healthier communities.

  • The Mabati Medical Centre runs various outreach programmes in neighbouring communities;
  • Woman’s Health
  • Family planning
  • Maternity and child care
  • Community health and hygiene
  • Drug and Alcohol abuse
  • HIV / AIDS & TB education program in collaboration with BOMU hospital

 

Chandaria Medical Clinic -Uganda

The Chandaria Medical Clinic in Uganda offers treatment to staff and the surrounding communities at little or no cost, depending on the circumstances and treats over 20,000 patients annually.

MEDICAL CAMP - JINJA HEALTH

Chandaria Medical Clinic held a two day medical camp in Jinja during which various illnesses were checked, issued out free condoms and educated the mass about non communicable diseases – August 2018

CANCER RUN

UBL employees across the country took part in the Rotary Cancer run to support efforts towards treatment and management of Cancer which affects 27,000 Ugandans every year – September 2018

WORKERS MARATHON

UBL, employees taking part in the workers marathon that was organized by Ministry Of Health to encourage workers to keep fit and healthy – June 2018

STAFF MEDICAL CAMP

The one day camp was held on 5th April at UBL Kampala Office and catered for non communicable diseases, cervical and breast cancer screening, HIV testing and counselling.

SAFE MOTHER HOOD RUN – EASTERN REGION

UBL Eastern Uganda team supporting safe mother hood charity run for Soroti hospital

ASSOCIATION OF KENYANS IN UGANDA

Blood donation drive to boost the shortage at Nakasero Blood Bank.

A total of 238 units of blood was collected in the three day event – Aug 2018

 

Alaf Dispensary – Tanzania

ALAF’s medical dispensary provides full medical services to its employees, and is managed by the Shree Hindu Mandal Hospital. With the addition of the new expanded medical dispensary, treatment is now also offered to the communities around ALAF’s manufacturing facilities. Both staff and community members are educated with respect to prevention and cure of Malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, in support of an ongoing program launched by the Tanzanian Ministry of Industry