The Safal MRM Foundation seeks to serve the local community by contributing in a practical way to the alleviation of human suffering and to bettering the lives of impoverished communities in Kenya.
The Foundation supports initiatives that provide solutions to social challenges such as lack of access to education and health services. It also contributes to projects that will alleviate the impact of natural disasters such as famine and drought.
The Lions Club of Mombasa Pwani hosted its annual Medical Camp at the Mabati Medical Center in Mariakani in 2018.
The event was generously sponsored by Mabati Rolling Mills to the value of Ksh 500,000 with a cheque presented to the President of Lions Club of Mombasa Pwani.
The 2018 camp saw the highest number of patients in its history thus far;
- 900 GP consultations
- 843 Eye condition consultations 36 Cataract procedures
- 30 Diabetes consultations
- 76 Ear, Nose and Throat consultations
- 23 Ultrasounds
- 70 Dental consultation
The patients started to arrive from as early as 6:00am, some from as far as Voi as they sought access to free medical services and medication. The Lions team were fully prepared for this and had ensured sufficient resources were on hand.
The Mega Camp offered learning opportuninties for a group of trainee Medical Doctors from the Universities of Nairobi in Kenya and Antwep in Belgium. Additional volunteers included students and staff from the Mabati Technical Training Institute and local well-wishers who assisted with registration of the patients and directed them to the various stations for consultations and medication.
The success of this event is a reflection of the power of pulling together for the good of a community. The medical needs of the Mariakani community are complicated by lack of access to affordable healthcare; the support of the Lions, the Volunteers and the Sponsors of this event ensures that this community does not face these challenges alone