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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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