Slide background

Welcomes You

KARIBU

Slide background

By Putting Our Public Healthcare

Under The Spotlight

It requires

Join Hands Now

Slide background

?

?

?

?

?

We are all

Potential Guests

Of Our Public Health Care System

Slide background

Let us find

a future

Slide background

Unlike Our

Present

Slide background

Welcomes You

KARIBU

Slide background

By Putting Our Public Healthcare

Under The Spotlight

It requires

Join Hands Now

Slide background

?

?

?

?

?

We are all

Potential Guests

Of Our Public Health Care System

Slide background

Let us find

a future

Slide background

Unlike Our

Present

 
 
 
 
 

1st Global Conference on Patient Centered Care

DATE

29th September – 2nd October 2015

SPEAKERS

CONFERENCE   Sub-Themes

• Family Medicine

• Community Oriented Primary Care

• Transformative Medical Education

• Funding

• Alternative Medicine

• Medical tourism

• Ebola and other hemorrhagic fevers

• Medication safety

• Laboratory diagnosis

• Students experiences

• Nursing care model

• Critical care medicine

• Nutrition

• Research

• Health Systems Management

ENQUIRIES

Global Conference Organizing Committee Communication

Phone: +254708441776, +254786661418

Email: secretariat.patient-centeredcare@ku.ac.ke

Website: http://kupccconference.ku.ac.ke

twitter : @kupccconference

REGISTRATION FEES

• Online registration –– USD 250

• Onsite registration –– USD 300

• Residents in training –USD 150

• Undergraduates –USD 90

• Single Day Registration –USD 100

• Accompanying Person –USD 100

• Gala Night –USD 25

Read More

Achievements in 2014

Boresha Afya Star Awards

This year, we launched the very first Boresha Afya Star Awards, BASA.

Our focus was to recognise health care workers who stood out despite the different challenges they face. We gave the patients the opportunity to give us feedback and help us recognise anyone they felt went beyond the call of duty to make their experience in a hospital a better one.

Based on the information we got, we managed to acknowledge the efforts of a number of individuals in different counties.
Some of the counties represented include Nairobi, Narok, Marsabit and Kiambu.

Dr. Lusweti of Thika level 5, who was one of the most voted stars, was part of the team that accompanied Alice to the annual Plantree conference in Chicago where Alice was a speaker on rewarding excellence.

The team also had an opportunity to interact with medics from different parts of the world where Patient Centred care is being practised as well as visit a few hospitals that have been able to perfect Patient centred care.

This year we hope to be able to have even more medics attending the conference.

New Partnerships

One of the activities we have undertaken in 2014 is brokering partnerships between public hospitals in Kenya and hospitals abroad. This creates a platform where our hospitals can receive technical support and also have the opportunity to exchange ideas in different areas of health care.

After many months of dialogue, Morris Moses Foundation, courtesy of Plantree and WHO, has been able to secure a partnership between Tigoni District Hospital and Griffins Hospital in Connecticut, USA. In the month of March, a team from Griffins Hospital and a representative from Planetree will be visiting Tigoni in order to understand the different challenges they face and the scope of what is needed to bridge the gaps.

Currently Morris Moses is in talks with other hospitals and we hope to be able sign more partnerships in 2015.

Read More

2nd Patient Rights Dissemination Forum

Sponsored by IPAS Kenya and hosted by the Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board, the 2nd rights dissemination forum took place on Thur 26th June.

 

20140626_094304

 

Participants from ranging from MCAs to medical superintendents. Prof. Fred Segor, Principle Secretary of  Health, graced the occasion as the guest of honor. Also in attendance were the Morris Moses Foundation, Nursing Council, Clinical Officers’ board and Pharmacy & poisons Board The topic  of more nurses who speak sign language was brought up and the nursing council together with the ministry promised to address it. Currently there are already a few practicing nurses who have training in sign language. We were able to disseminate 1000 charters together with IPAS booklets on safe abortion. So far we have been able to cover 27 counties, which is half way there. We still recognize that there is a lot more to go as well as follow up on the counties we have already covered.

Read More

Patient Rights Dissemination Forum- Nyeri

On 4th Oct 2013, the first ever patient rights charter was launched in Kenya. This document consists of the rights and responsibilities of the patient as well as dispute resolution mechanisms.

Advocating for the signing and launch of this documents wasn’t enough. MMF has gone a step further and together with various partners, including Kenya Law Society started the dissemination of the same.

On 23rd May 2014, the first patient rights dissemination forum was held in Nyeri county at Green Hills Hotel. The forum sponsored by IPAS Kenya and hosted by the Medical Board was well attended by various stakeholders in the health sector. Six counties were represented in the forum. Delegates ranged from Doctors, County Reps, nurses and Hospital Administrations.

Some of the professional bodies represented included the Nursing Council, Clinical Officers board and Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians & Technologists Board

The forum consisted of a day’s training and the dissemination of 1000 copies of the patient rights charter to the six counties represented. Namely: Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Meru, Nyandarua, Murang’a and Laikipia.

Another dissemination forum will be held on 13th June 2014 in Nakuru.

Read More

Dying Person’s Bill of Rights

I have the right  to

  • Be treated as a living human until I die.
  • Maintain a sense of hopefulness, however changing its focus may be.
  • Be cared for by those who can maintain a sense of hopefulness, however challenging this may be.
  • Express my feelings and emotions about my approaching death in my own way.
  • Participate in decisions concerning my care.
  • Expect continuing medical and nursing attention even though “cure” goals must be changed to “comfort” goals.
  • Not die alone.
  • Be free of pain.
  • Have my questions answered honestly.
  • Retain my individuality and not be judged for my decisions, which may be contrary to the belief of others.
  • Expect that the sanctity of the human body will be respected after death.
  • Be cared for by caring, sensitive, knowledgeable people who will attempt to understand my needs and will be able to gain some satisfaction in helping me face my death.
Read More

Patient Solidarity day 2013

In 2013 we are proud to report that the Patient Solidarity Day was recognised by the World Health Organisation and was marked in 10 African countries on the 30th Oct 2013. In Kenya, we marked it on 7th Dec 2013 at the Tigoni District Hospital. In attendance were patients, Members of the Kiambu county Assembly and the Public. MMF had an opportunity to share with this community the Patient Rights Charter. Assorted gift hampers were distributed to the Patients.

Partners
A Big thank you to Haco-Purity brands, who donated baby stuff for children 0-3 yrs.
Thanks to Peggy Doyle from SIM Kenya for donations of blankets and children’s items. “Gods precious angels”

Patient Solidarity Day is usually held on the 1st Saturday in December every year. It is a day set aside to visit patients  showing solidarity with them in what should be a season of joy and family. We accept donations which we hand out and we also try and pay bills for those who don’t have an NHIF card. If you would like to be involved in 2014 please get in touch.

Read More

Milestones in 2013

This year, 2013, the Morris Moses Foundation has made major steps and advanced our vision of achieving improvement of quality of services in the health sector in Kenya. It has been an eventful year, which saw us sign the first ever patient rights charter among other achievements.

–  Signing of the Patient Rights charter
– Appointment to the Medical Practitioners & Dentist Board
– Official launch of the Charter
– Planetree Patient – Patient Centered Visionary Leadership Awards.
– Patient Solidarity Day

  • Signing of the Patient Rights charter

After 4 years of advocacy, the government of Kenya finally recognised our efforts to sensitize people on their rights as Patients. On 20th Feb the Kenya National Patients’ rights charter was officially signed by the government and the Ministry of health together with other stakeholders. Our very own CEO, Alice N. Mwongera- Ragu was one of the signatories of this document.

  • Appointment to the Medical Practitioners & Dentist Board

For the first time ever, a civilian was appointed to the Medical Practitioners’ & Dentists’ Board to represent patient rights and the Public interest. Alice now sits on the board’s Professional Conduct Committee (PCC).

  • Official launch of the Charter

On 4th October 2013 the Patient Rights Charter was officially launched at a colourful ceremony held at the Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi. The ceremony was graced by government representatives, Medical Practitioners’ & Dentists’ Board the, Morris Moses Foundation and other stakeholders. The cabinet Secretary of health James Macharia graced the occasion as the guest of honour.

  • Planetree Patient –Centred Visionary Leadership Awards.

Morris Moses Foundation participated in the annual Planetree Conference that took place in Quebec, Canada from the 6th to the 10th October 2013. The conference was attended by over 1000 delegates from different parts of the world. Our CEO, Alice N Mwongera- Ragu was a guest speaker during the conference and was awarded the Planetree Patient-Centred Care Visionary Award on 9th October 2013. MMF team is honoured to have our work recognised not just locally but internationally as well.

  • Patient Solidarity Day

This year we are proud to report that the Patient Solidarity Day was recognised by the World Health Organisation and was marked in 10 African countries on the 30th Oct 2013. In Kenya we marked it on 7th Dec 2013 at the Tigoni District Hospital. In attendance were patients, Members of the Kiambu county Assembly and the Public. MMF had an opportunity to share with this community the Patient Rights Charter.

Assorted gift hampers were distributed to the Patients.

Sneak peek into 2014

We are very grateful for a productive 2013 and are looking forward to an even more rewarding 2014. On agenda this year is:

  1. Dissemination of the Patients’ right charter: Signing and launching the charter isn’t enough. In 2014 we hope to create awareness by disseminating copies of the charter as well as holding training in line with the same in the 47 counties.
  2. Boresha Afya night: In 2014 MMF will launch Boresha Afya Star Awards to recognise care providers of excellence. The theme of this year’s Boresha Afya Night will be Rewarding Excellence in Health care.
  3. Patient solidarity day: We will still mark our patient solidarity day on the 6th December 2014. We hope to have the support of even more countries than we did this year.

Other ongoing activities are:

  • Patient Centred Care Model Trainings
  • Medicine as a Vocation
Read More

Patient Solidarity Day.

December as everyone knows is a festive time of the year, rushed holiday shopping, goat eating plans, holiday at the Coast maybe….in short it is a happy time and people are more relaxed and carefree, but that is not the case for everyone, especially those in the hospital. Being in hospital in December can be one of the most trying times for a patient because even if they are visited frequently they cannot engage in the festivities. Patient solidarity day was began as a need to show the patients that people out there care about them and have them in mind whether they know them or not and also to promote patient centered health care. On December 10th  2011 Mrs Alice Mwongera the CEO of Morris Moses Foundation decided to honour the patients of Kenyatta National Hospital and Thika Level  5 hospital by visiting them and giving them words of encouragement, paying the bills for a few patients who were unable to clear their own bill, and thus came the birth of Patient Solidarity day. By 2013 this noble cause has caught on and is celebrated in 10 African countries.

Patient solidarity day is usually celebrated on the 2nd Saturday of December, this time though we shall celebrate it on the 1st Saturday which is 7th December so that it can coincide with the 50th year celebration of our country which falls on the 12th of December, which happens to be on a Thursday, just four days later. The theme this year is PSD-K:Kenya @ 50 advocating for patient centered health care. This year we intend to visit Pumwani Maternity Hospital, Kenyatta National Hospital, Mbagathi Hospital, Thika Level 4 and Machakos Level 4. We are beginning an initiative dubbed “Adopt a patient”, this is where we get individuals to purchase an NHIF card for someone in hospital and have it activated that same day and they can use it as medical cover this will assist with the payment of bills. We will also be distributing medical resources to the different hospitals that we will be visiting. As the theme suggests we will be giving different pointers at the hospital on how to practice patient centered health care and encourage the staff at the hospital to practice it.

We are so excited to be celebrating Patient Solidarity Day for the third time and we are working hard to ensure that it takes place and we are able to visit all the hospitals intended and make the day a success for the patients at the hospitals. This is an event worth participating in because you will get to change a person’s life be it directly or indirectly.

Read More

Asunta Galgaitele, we are proud of you.

As we see October come to a close we witness the end of the breast cancer awareness month. October is usually classified with the pink ribbons being worn and multiple free breast cancer screening tent are set up around areas in the country to help both men and women with early diagnosis of the killer disease. The cases of cancer in the country are on the rise. It was always thought to be a lifestyle disease, but this was because of misinformation and misconception because the rich were the ones who were most likely to seek treatment mainly because they could afford it. Many people in the country get diagnosed with cancer but after the diagnosis they are unable to do anything about it because they lack the money to treat the disease and they just go back home and wait to die.

A couple of weeks ago a piece on KTN TV was featured on the news with the title Desert of Death, by Dennis Onsarigo.

This very informative piece tells the story of the rising cases of cancer on the residents of Marsabit county. There have been 38 deaths reported that have been brought about by cancer in the area since the year 2009 and the numbers keep rising daily because of scattered reports of individuals diagnosed with cancer in the area. Residents of the area are not sure of what has caused the cancer in so many people but they are only left guessing as to what the cause could really be. Some tests have been carried out on the water and it was noted that their water from the boreholes had levels of harmful chemicals and it was deemed unfit for human consumption. Despite this knowledge they still drink and use the water because they have not been provided with another source of water that is not harmless.This feature was very sad because two individuals who were talked about during the piece had cancer and by the time it was been aired had already passed away, one was a three year old boy who had stomach cancer and the other was a lady who had mouth cancer.

It is very well known that our country does not have the facilities, equipment and especially enough staff to deal with the rise of the silent killer disease in the country. We have 10 oncologists in Kenya. In this feature we come across a nurse, Asunta Galgaitele.

She is the nurse at Kargi Dispensary in Marsabit. She has worked at that dispensary since 2003 and she can be described as the face of the dispensary. We at Morris Moses Foundation were greatly moved by her actions of sticking around in the dispensary for 10 years and assisting the patients of the area despite the lack of facilities in the area. She has been with the community regardless of the fact that all she can do is referring cancer patients to other hospitals. It is such individuals in the society who make such a big impact no matter how little they do but it is assured that she has helped many and touched the lives of many in Marsabit County. May the Lord bless her abundantly and give her the strength to continue changing people’s lives daily.

Read More