NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 30 – Kenyans are set to receive free advice on Non – Communicable Diseases (NCDs) or lifestyle diseases on all Goodlife Pharmacies across the country in a new campaign dubbed Wellness 360.
The campaign follows a partnership between Goodlife Pharmacy and Phillips Pharmaceutical where Goodlife pharmacy staff will get the continuous training on Non – Communicable Diseases (NCD’s), in a bid to equip Kenyans on lifestyle modification interventions so as to help in reducing the burden of NCD’s and promote healthy lifestyle.
The partnership is under Philips Top100 training programme that seeks to provide patient centric education aimed increasing knowledge of NCD’s to Kenyans.
Under the collaboration, various experts from Clinical Nutritionist, Medical Experts and Consultant pharmacists will provide continuous training and update tailored on patient- centricity and advice on wellness and lifestyle modification.Phillips Pharmaceutical CEO Newton Siele
The move comes even Covid-19 pandemic worsens with people who suffer from NCDs at a great risk.
Ministry of Health data shows that NCD’s accounted for over 50 percent of hospital admissions in Kenya. Moreover, 33 percent of Covid-19 related deaths suffered from diabetes and hypertension. Latest statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO) also indicate that about a quarter of Kenyan Women aged 15 years and above are either underweight or obese.
In contrast only 7 percent of Men in the same age group suffer from the conditions with obesity increasing across at an alarming rate.
Lifestyle modification is highly recommended as one of the interventions in reducing NCDs related complications, Kenyans can now walk in any of our pharmacies and get necessary advice especially on nutrition and healthy living.Goodlife CEO Amaan Khalfan
The campaign will run for 5 months.
About Goodlife Pharmacy
Goodlife Pharmacy is a fast-growing pharmacy and health hub and only one of its kind in East Africa. The company provides trusted pharmaceuticals to customers across the population from convenient locations – with a total reach of over 3 million people with 65 branches in the region. Goodlife offers a range health services including Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose, Body Mass Index, Malaria and Family Nutrition. Doctor Consultations, Vaccinations and Laboratory Services are available in select locations. Goodlife also offers delivery services for its range of products available on its recently launched e- commerce website goodlife.co.ke.
About Phillips Pharmaceuticals Limited
Phillips Pharmaceuticals limited is one of the pioneers Kenyan Pharmaceutical Distribution Company focused on Pharmaceuticals, Medical devices and Over the Counter medicines. Established in 1991, Phillips Pharmaceuticals has been at the forefront in providing essential pharmaceuticals, medical devices and OTC drugs to healthcare professionals focused on helping the patients’ needs.