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Dfcu and Marie Stopes to offer free specialised health services to customers.

Dfcu Bank, under its dfcu Women in Business Program and Marie Stopes Uganda (MSU) have announced a joint campaign that will allow the bank’s female customers to get access to free and specialised healthcare services.
The campaign named ‘Every stage of woman’ will run for one month ending April, 31.
Under the campaign, Marie Stopes Uganda will offer free gynaecology and antenatal consultations, free
screening services which include body mass index, blood pressure and breast examinations.
The bank’s customers will also get access to subsidized pap smear tests and family planning services.
According to the bank’s officials, the campaign seeks to create an environment where women who use its financial solutions can easily access wellness tests that will help them know the status of their health and make informed lifestyle choices.
‘‘Empowering women is a core contributor to socio-economic transformation, and as dfcu Bank we strive to create an environment that allows for all-round wellness and empowerment,’’ said Ruth Asasira, the Manager, Women in Business and Special programs at dfcu Bank Uganda.
Marie Stopes Uganda, Deputy Country Director, Dr. Peter Ddungu stated that they are committed to prioritising women’s health and wellness throughout Uganda.
“Women, in their quest to juggle multiple roles, often fail to prioritise their own health by neglecting regular
check-ups and preventive care. Marie Stopes will continue to provide holistic solutions to promote accessibility and awareness about women’s healthcare – including sexual and reproductive health. Women’s health is a great contributor to successful business outcomes in women-led enterprises and we are delighted to partner with dfcu Bank .”
Robert Wanok, dfcu Bank’s acting Chief Commercial Officer and head of personal and business banking
reiterated the bank’s commitment to empowering the members of the communities in which it does business.
“At dfcu Bank, we recognise the vital role women play in our society, and we understand the challenges
faced by women everywhere, including poor health. We, therefore, encourage our female customers to
prioritize their well-being by taking advantage of the free and subsidized healthcare services offered at
Marie Stopes hospital and maternity and various centres.”
“This partnership is a testament to our commitment to making more possible in our communities, and we applaud Marie Stopes Uganda for their dedication to improving women’s quality of life and for working with us in pursuit of the same”. Wanok added.

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