In bid to help control and prevent the spread of non-communicable diseases across the country, Ecobank has partnered with Kenya Red Cross Society to raise awareness and educate Kenyans about the diseases which have continued to claim the lives of many.
The move to launch the three-year campaign targeting close to four million Kenyans was announced by Ecobank Kenya Managing Director Cheikh Travaly.
Mr Travaly, who is also the Ecobank regional executive for central, eastern and southern Africa, said the non-communicable diseases have caused untold sufferings to many families in Kenya.
The campaign commenced on Saturday with a walk and free diabetes and hypertension screening in Mombasa and Nakuru counties during the bank’s seventh year celebrations under the theme of ‘Together for better health’.
It targets to reach 4,000 people every month, translating to about four million people in three years.
Mr Travaly said the bank will commit its resources as its contribution to local communities and to making a demonstrable difference in the health and wellbeing of Kenyans.
“Non-communicable diseases are not only a scourge across Africa but also here in Kenya, causing premature deaths and untold misery to countless families.