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History of Patient Solidarity Day

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On 10th December 2011,
Morris Moses Foundation launched and led the country in marking the first ever PATIENT SOLIDARITY DAY. Many days have been set aside to mark different illnesses but so far we haven’t brought the entire Patient experience into the picture.

This day was also mooted as a way of encouraging citizens to visit Patients especially those in public hospitals whose experience is many times very difficult due to poor infrastructure and under staffing. It is also meant to be an eye opener for the middle and high class citizens who would normally not seek treatment in the Public hospitals, to support the improvement of these facilities. The Day was graced by representatives from Kenya Cancer Association, Kenyatta National Hospital, and in attendance were also Health Care Professionals, Media and the Civil Society.

In Uganda the day was successfully launched and marked as organized by; The Uganda Cancer Society (UCS), Community Health and Information Network (CHAIN), Uganda Child Cancer Foundation (UCCF), Save a Woman Initiative (SAWI).

This day being marked just a week before the festive season begins; we envision a situation where many would want to touch a life by visiting patients and giving gifts.

With Generous support from Tuskys Supermarkets and other well-wishers,
–  MMF was able to help 42 needy patients, who had been detained in Kenyatta National Hospital for failure to pay their bills, they were released after clearing the bills totalling Ksh.418, 750.
These included 30 patients whose bills were waived by The C.EO of Kenyatta National hospital, as a way of supporting the Patient Solidarity day.

– At Thika level 5 Hospital, 12 patients whose bills totaled Ksh103, 418 were released.

– From Nanyuki Hospital, 18 patients with bills totaling Ksh 198,020 were cleared. Besides clearing bills, Christmas gift hampers and get well soon cards with Patient rights and responsibilities inscribed were distributed to over 250 patients at KNH.

The event was well attended with over 200 Kenyans joining MMF at KNH.

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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.

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Regional Patient Solidarity Day

October 30th 2013

Today 10 African countries will commemorate Patient Solidarity Day #PSD2013 . The day mooted in 2011 by Morris Moses Foundation a patient rights organization based in Nairobi Kenya, is now going regional thanks to a working relationship with  the International Patients Rights Organisation ( Iapo).

History

In 2011 during the infamous Doctors strike in Kenya, Morris Moses Foundation in an effort to assist hundreds of patients who were held up in hospitals due to the strike, mobilised citizens to volunteer in hospitals, visit them and make them feel they are loved regardless of absence of doctors. MMF went a step further to pay for bills to needy patients and buy goodies.

 Thus PSD is not just an event that involves dancing and speeches, but it is a day to make all patients regardless of illness or disease feel loved.This day should be marked by coming up with solutions to improve the health care systems, increased involvement of patients in health and improved access to compassionate,quality health care.

Take time today today to visit a patient and wish them well, buy a ‘Get well soon’ card and give it to a patient and Lobby for an increase in budgets for the health sector.

Patient Solidarity Day in December

This year we will still celebrate Patient Solidarity Day in Kenya in its traditional time around the second Saturday of December.
We believe that this time is better suited as patients are often forgotten during the Christmas celebrations.
Stay tuned for further details.

Future

We hope to work with our partners in Africa to set this December date as the standard.

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First ever Patient Solidarity Day

Welcome to Patients solidarity Day news.
MMF successfully launched the first ever patient solidarity day on 10th of December 2011. The day was marked in Kenya and Uganda. More than 72 needy patients in KNH, Thika Level 5 and Nanyuki district hospital were discharged and their bills fully paid.
Thanks to our supporters.

 

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