Afya Bora Camp was held on the 29th of July 2018 in the Kakayuni area of Watamu. 864 local villagers were examined and treated by a team of 59 medical professionals. These professionals included general practitioners, paediatricians, dermatologist, optometrist, dentists, gynaecologists, nurses and nutritionists. Deworming treatment was provided to all patients as well as HIV and blood sugar testing. Free medication was provided to those patients in need after receiving prescriptions from the doctors. Education sessions were provided for all patients on topics relating to puberty and adulthood, sexual health, nutrition and healthy eating, and hygiene. These information sessions were divided into male and female groups to allow more open and comfortable discussions amongst them.
After attending the information sessions, all patients were given goodie bags which included bed sheets, towels, clothing, stationary sweets and biscuits, kitchen utensils, food and toys for the children.
The camp was organized by the Founder and President Rozina Ali and Vice President Alshad Jamal, of the Better 2 Gether Foundation, along with members and 79 volunteers. The volunteers were divided into different task groups; doctors and medicinal teams, marketing and registration teams, transport, crowd control and security teams, information sessions, procurement and goodie bag delivery teams.
The aim of the camp was to promote health and ameliorate the quality of life for the Kakayuni community. The hope is to hold further medical camps, as well as to help individuals and families with further treatment and medication for special conditions.
After the event, Rozina Ali thanked all the professionals, sponsors and volunteers, for their contributions. "Without your outstanding generosity, commitment and selflessness, we could not have achieved such a successful outcome for this struggling community," she said. "Everyone involved is extremely grateful for the hard work and dedication you have all shown today."