The greatest investment you can ever make is in your health. It is the basis of all your accomplishments, both at the family and social level. We understand and appreciate this, hence our strategic commitment to advance the provision of healthcare to a majority of people within the East African region in a professional and cost-effective manner.
This commitment underlies our vision to be the provider of choice for innovative and quality healthcare solutions in
Africa. It underscores the tactical direction taken by AAR last November to bring on board a strategic investor
– The Investment Fund for Health inAfrica (IFHA) – into the business.
With the Ksh 750 million injected into our operation by the Netherlandsbased IFHA, we have strengthened
our capital base and expanded our capacity towards the fulfillment of our goals, for our staff, shareholders, suppliers,
service providers and members.Our overall mid to long term aspiration is to be listed at the stock exchanges in East Africa, and in so doing, give our members and partners in the region an opportunity to share in our success.
It is our plan to further extend the reach of our healthcare centres throughout East Africa so that we can bring our services even closer to our members. In addition, we are planning to venture into acute care facilities as
part ofour objective to offer quality and affordable healthcare to all.
We are already bringing medium and low income groups under the quality healthcare bracket through initiatives
such as the partnership with PharmAcess PharmAcess, a non-profit donor funded Dutch agency. In Nandi County in Kenya for instance, we launched the Tanyikina Healthcare Scheme in partnership with PharmAccess. This is aimed at
providing reasonably priced and excellent healthcare to dairy farmers in the area.
And as we join the United Nations in celebrating 2011 as the ‘International Year of Forests’, we are alive to the connection between our health and the environment. It is for this reason that our core community engagement is in the environment, coordinated through the AAR Beckmann Trust. We will continue to do our bit by planting trees to mark important days such as the World Environment Day on June 5, whose theme this year is ‘Forests: Nature at your Service.’
We intend to provide our members with a truly ‘one-stop-shop’ to meet all their healthcare needs. With us, you
need not worry about your health. Let us take the burden off your shoulders and free you to gainfully engage in
your day-to-day life.
Visit us today for unrivalled professional service offered by a dedicated team of both support and qualified
I wish you good health!
Jagi Gakunju, Group CEO