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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

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An International Award

Planetree Patient-Centered Care Visionary Leadership

Our very own Alice Mwongera ( Naserian), courageous founder of the Morris Moses Foundation, is leading the way with a patients bill of rights in Nairobi and Kenya, earning her the 2013 Planetree Patient-Centered Care Visionary Leadership Award.

Planetree

 16 October

 We are so proud of you Alice! We know you would say this award is for the foundation, but you received it and we know God is blessing you for the work you have done.
The Morris Moses Foundation Team
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Launch Of The Patients’ Right Charter

I had been waiting for this day anxiously and finally it was here 4th of October 2013.

It was all the buzz in the office and you could just see it in people’s eyes that what has been fought for so long is finally here. Before I joined Morris Moses foundation as an intern I can promise you that I never really gave much thought to the healthcare system in Kenya but I knew it wasn’t one of the best in the world. I had no idea that patients had or are supposed to have rights, but today I know that we from Morris Moses Foundation will sleep better tonight knowing that Kenya has the first patients’ right charter in the whole of Africa.

The launch took place at a breakfast meeting at the Intercontinental hotel, Nairobi. The function began at 8 a.m. with introductions by Mr Yumbia the CEO of the Kenya Medical Board. The first speech was addressed to the crowd by Dr. Richard Saning’o the chairman of Morris Moses Foundation, he pointed out that the patients’ rights charter is not a witch hunt tool but in fact it is meant to empower both the doctors and the patients.From his speech it can also be noted that medicine should be regarded as a profession that both parties bring aboard 50%-50% to the practice, in that doctors bring their knowledge to the table while patients bring 50% in terms of body, mind and trust to their doctors.

Patricia Mande from the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights gave the next speech. She lamented that the patients’ rights charter has content that focuses on right to access of information about your health condition, rights to access to health services especially emergency treatment. She also stated that if the patients’ rights charter is fully implemented this will result in better standards of the health care system because the patients’ will be empowered.

The programme director of IPAS Africa, an organization that deals with reproductive health care in Africa, Dr. Joachim Osur also graced the occasion with a speech. He pointed out that no woman should ever have to risk her life because of lack to of access to proper care. He said that patients have rights and rights matter.

From the Law Society of Kenya we had Professor Kiama Wangai , he stated that it has been a long journey from the conception of the patients’ right charter to the launch and that for there to be an effective charter they had to consider all parties involved, this being the doctors, nurses and the patients.

Professor Magoha was the next to speak, he spoke on behalf of Regulatory bodies. He stated that after proper implementation of the charter the pay up first policy should and will be abolished. He said that he agreed with the charter fully because he has experience as both a surgeon and as a servant of the people and he hoped that it will be implemented as soon as possible.

Dr. Francis Kimani from the DMS/Registrar stated that doctors should know that they answerable to the life and death of a patient.

The chief guest of the occasion was Hon. James Macharia , the cabinet secretary for health, he stated that with the proper implementation of the charter the vision of bettering the health sector of Kenya will be achieved, he stated that it can only be achieved if the charter is actually used and not just another document that will gather dust on shelves but if it is taken in to action. With that the charter was officially launched and distributed to the audience. It was a lovely occasion and the cause of the occasion was more lovely and noble, this is the first step in an a thousand mile journey that the health sector has taken. You can go through an online copy by following this link on our site.

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Promise of Free Healthcare

Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya’s 4th president in his inauguration speech has pledged to enact free maternity and health care in Kenya, within the 1st 100 days of his presidency.

Within the first one hundred days – we will ensure that maternity fees are abolished and that all citizens of Kenya are able to access government dispensaries and health centers free of charge.”
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President Uhuru Kenyatta

Morris Moses Foundation salutes this pledge as we have been working tirelessly with other partners on such a thing as this. We are excited about this and will continue in our quest to not only to support patients rights to the top of our new president’s priority but towards the full enactment of a patient-centered open healthcare system for all Kenyans.

Perhaps this announcement marks a new phase in our work and we would like to say we are ready to continue working with the Government and all Kenyans so that all these objectives are accomplished and more.

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Peremende Heroes

Two nurses rush into the acute room of the new born unit of Pumwani maternity hospital, “Daktari! Please! Oxygen!”, not sure who shouted, one nurse is carrying a blue baby with no obvious signs of life. “Not good..” is my first thought.

We make space on the resuscitaire and with the meticulous synchrony that surrounds resuscitation, the two nurses and Daktari (Kiswahili for doctor) restore colour, warmth, heartbeat and spontaneous breathing to Baby Ann (mother’s name), female, 3Kgs.

Now I can take in the two nurses.

 

Sister Pamela and Sister Sheila from Bahati Health Centre in Nairobi; Sister Sheila who was carrying the baby, is the more animated one and perhaps as a result is wearing no shoes (‘..there was no time for boots!’ is her answer on query). Sister Pamela uses few words and is keen on details.

In the rhythm that comes from familiarity, they narrate the story of Ann, a first time mother who despite presenting with a ‘perfect’ presentation and labour, could not find the maternal effort required to push her baby. Sister Pamela and Sister Sheila were the mid-wives caring for Ann during her labour, above encouragement, administering fluids and augmenting her labour, were wishing they could take Ann’s place and push the baby out for her.

The labour was prolonged, the baby was born flat. Bahati Health Centre did not have oxygen on this day; the ambulance was going to take too long to get there and then it would have to prepare for the transfer of the baby to the nearest facility with oxygen.

Time is life in this case. Every second lost is compromise to the baby. There was no room for waiting.

Sister Sheila and Sister Pamela make a quick decision; drive the baby to Pumwani maternity hospital themselves. Sister Sheila drives, while Sister Pamela carries out the Basic life support and keeps the baby warm. Car hazards on, gloves on, repeated prayers repeating and with all the warmth available they went!

It worked.

Baby Ann is today full of life and I hope someone one day tells her about these incredible women who saved her life.

Kenya has its heroes!
This article has been republished with kind permission.

Dr WW

Original article peremendemovement.com

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Historic Charter Signed

It is official! On this Day – 20th of February 2013.

 

We have a National Patients Rights Charter!

After many meetings with Government, Medical Fraternity and the Law Society of Kenya, we signed the first ever Patients Rights Charter on the 20th of February 2013.


We trust God that as we continue to engage and work with the Medical fraternity Patients will start feeling the improvements in the health sector they have so longed for.

 

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