Patient Centred Care

“We are a patient’s rights organisation based in Nairobi, Our vision is the realisation of quality healthcare for all Kenyans regardless of their socio-economic status. Our work is to agitate for change in the public health sector through a number of public private partnerships revolving around advocacy, capacity building and access.”

the Art of
    Listening 
   to
the Patient

Silent No More

Silent No More- long

It all started with  the silent no more campaign.

Where citizens took it on themselves to speak out on behalf of the patient. It is still a very active part of what we do and anyone can take  part. All you have to do is arm yourself with the Patient rights charter and speak out.  Patients now have rights in Kenya!

See below for some History from our founder Alice Mwongera in an interview recorded in February 2011 with host Jeff Koinange.
As you look back we are going forward. Have a look around our website to see what we are up to and perhaps how you could get involved.

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Thanks Kijiji Agency we appreciate any and all publicity which will help us to further the cause of Patient Centred Care in Kenya and Africa.
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This Saturday, the 5th of December, we celebrate the 5th Patient solidarity day. This is a day mooted by Morris Moses Foundation in December 2011 to promote the central place of the patient in improving delivery of healthcare services. In traditional healthcare setup, the patient was relegated to the position of a recepient of health services with very little paticipation in their care. However, this is slowly changing as patients and their families get access to unprecedented access to health information fuelled by internet and are increasingly demanding to be active participants.
Slowly, the landscape is shifting from the traditional "Physician centered care to "Patient centered care ".

As we celebrate this day, please make a point of visiting a patient ( not necessarily your family or friend) in a hospital near you, especially the public ones. Encourage them, take them an item you think they may need in a hospital. Do also say hello to the care providers including the support staff and let them know that we appreciate all they do despite the many challenges and limited resources.
And finally, download a copy of the Kenya National Patient Rights charter and get to familiarize yourself with you rights and responsibilities as a patient. You will also get to know how to resolve a dispute with a health facility or a care provider in the event it happens. Please send us pictures of your visit.

Like Chinua Achebe said in his book; WHEN THE CENTER IS WEAK, WHEN THE CENTER WONT HOLD, THINGS FALL APART, the healthcare sector cannot boast of any meaningful improvements until that feedback is coming from the CENTER, i.e THE PATIENT!
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The Patients Rights Charter states

"2: Right to receive emergency treatment in any health facility.
In emergency situations, irrespective of a patients ability to pay. Treatment to stabilise the patients condition shall be provided."

This is irrespective of insurance, money, status whatever the patient is or is not. The 1st duty by law is to save a life and stabilise it.

Once stable the hospital has the right to require insurance or money or transfer the patient to another hospital if they can't afford further treatment.
But the RULE is 1st save the life and dont ask any questions.

This is the law and as it stands in the recent case in the press they have broken the law and are responsible now for that persons death.

If a hospital refuses emergency care to stabilise they break the law. The person responsible for this decision can go to jail.
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Milestones in 2014

  • Boresha Star Awards
  • New partnerships

Partnerships

We are all better off working together! Over the years we have had a number of organisations come alongside us for various campaigns and projects. We thank you all for your part in the “mmf” story. If you would like to partner with us, whether yourself personally or your organisation we welcome your participation.