Welcome – Karibu
Thank you visiting Morris Moses foundation today we are constantly striving to improve our networks and communicate better with people. We will be implementing a database where volunteers can sign up and be a part of the movement for better Patients Rights in Kenya. Stay tuned!!!
At MMF we are all volunteers,
Come and meet the team!
Ms Alice Naserian Mwongera
FOUNDER AND C.E.O view
Alice is a HR Graduate of the Kenya College of Communication. She has worked for Sarova Hotels as a Personnel Office and Telkom Kenya as a Human Resource Officer. She resigned from Telkom Kenya to set up Tendo Consultancy – a HR Consultancy firm.
In 2009, She founded Morris Moses Foundation, a patient rights organization that advocates for Compassionate, Quality and Affordable Healthcare for all Kenyans regardless of their socio-economic status. Through her work as a patient rights advocate she was Appointed in 2011, by USAID, to the Africa Patient Centered Care Task Force, a task force which was instrumental in designing the African Patient Centered Care Model, and through MMF, a curriculum has been developed to train personnel in health facilities on patient centered care.
Alice sat in a task force to refine the patient rights she was distributing for four years into a legal document in the name of Kenya National Patient Rights Charter – the charter launched in 2013.In 2013, Alice became the first non-medic to be appointed to the medic dominated Kenya Medical Practitioners & Dentist Board professional conduct committee.
Alice is a sought-after speaker on issues related to patients rights and she has been a key speaker in several international conferences, including Plane Tree and Patient-Centered Care committees, all based in the United States.
Because of her work in advocating for patients Alice has received several awards including 2010 – Community Transformers Social Justice Award 2011 – Spread the Love 2011 Health category Award and 2013-Plane Tree Vision Leadership Award
Alice believes that change in the health sector is possible and it will occur when there is an active participation of the patient who is the consumer of the health services. In the words of Chinua Achebe in his his book ‘Things Fall Apart’ – When the center (patient) is weak (things) fall apart.
James. E. Copple
VICE CHAIR view
James has a long and distinguished career in youth work, education, substance abuse, and crime and violence prevention. An internationally recognized speaker and writer in this field, Mr. Copple has served as the Founding President of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the National Crime Prevention Council in Washington, D.C., President of the International Institute for Alcohol Awareness, and most recently Senior Policy Analyst for the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation and is a Founding Partner of Strategic Applications International, LLC. Over the past ten years, Mr. Copple has facilitated 22 state.
Mr. Frank Juma
LEGAL OFFICER view
Frank is a lawyer by professional with a passion on seeing justice in health care, He runs his private practice with a concentration on litigation of health care practice.
Dr Karen Oyiengo
Mr. Benard Theora
MORRIS MOSES U.S.A view
Benard Theora, based in North Carolina, USA has a bachelors degree in economics from Punjab University of India, a Masters in Agricultural Economics from university of Arizona, a masters in Christian counseling from BFICS & a post grad cert in Program Investment Appraisal and Management from Harvard University.
He is the immediate president of Africa Education Project, a non-profit registered in North carolina United States t help children from poor families in Africa. He also sits on two other boards: On Fire Agape ministries and the kenya diaspora Development Forum both based in US
Dr. Richard Saning’o
Dr. Saning’o is a medical doctor who specializes on alternative medicine with a focus on holistic humanistic medicine. He has over 15 years in medical field working in developed and developing countries. Dr. Saning’o lives in Nairobi where he runs a private clinic which he founded with an aim to provide a holistic health care to Kenyans. He is registered by Kenya Medical and Practitioners Board
Pastor Edward Ondachi
FINANCE DIRECTOR view
Beryl is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and holds a Masters of Science degree in Organizational Development from USIU and Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University of Nairobi.
Beryl has over 14 years’ experience in financial management and administration. She has provided financial consultancy for various International and local Not for profit organizations. She also has extensive experience with financial donor regulation & reporting guidelines as well as setting up and implementing financial control systems and ensuring compliance with International Financial Reporting Standards and statutory requirements.
Mrs. Agnes Mutele
Agness is a Senior Community Services Associate Officer at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees where she has been working for the last 21 years.She is an Adviser on starting new businesses on basic requirements which include registration, business plan, identification of the right markets and how to apply for grants/loans. she also assist in project identification, design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Agness acts as focal point for Education, women and children and youth development programmes by disseminating information that is important in the development of the community members through publications, trainings and workshops. and also link clients to other service providers for economic development. She designs a comprehensive database managements for all activities during the year.Provides basic counselling and guidance
Mrs Anne Nyamu
Ann holds a Masters in Business Administration from Leicester University, she has over 10 years experience in finance having worked as a finance manager at cfc bank, she is currently the corporate operations manager at old mutual Kenya.
DR. Berlinda Ng’ang’a
HEALTH QUALITY CARE view
Dr Berlinda Nganga holds a Bsc Pharmacy from Robert Gordon University, Scotland, a Post graduate diploma in Clinical Phamacy from Queens University, Belfast and a post Graduate diploma in Healthcare management from Strathmore University,Nairobi. She has over 20 years experience in hospital and community pharmacy practice in the east Africa region. She has extensive experience in clinical risk review and management, policy and protocol formulation and implementation. She is a registered Pharmacy Practitioner in Kenya.
Ms. Copple oversees the facilitation of training and technical assistance for SAI domestic projects focusing on methamphetamine and Drug Endangered Children for National DEC, SAMHSA, BJA and the COPS Office. Internationally, she builds the capacity of indigenous non-profits to mobilize communities to address HIV/AIDS in Swaziland and 6 other African countries. She served as a consultant with the U.S. Department of Justice, Community Capacity Development Office for five years (2004-2008). Her work at CCDO focused on creating national strategic partnerships for the Weed and Seed Initiative. Ms. Copple served as a former Weed and Seed site coordinator in Salt Lake City, UT in the mid 90’s and brought her collaborative and innovative style to her work at CCDO.se
Patients are Talking (PAT)- m-Health Expert view
Khalila holds a BSC in Information Sciences and an MBA in strategic management. Khalila has worked with Plan International in several positions including a last posting in Mozambique where she spearheaded programs and projects design in health, education, disaster risk reduction, livelihood and child protection; and a previous position where she led the design of an online application across 62 countries where Plan works.
She also worked as Program Manager for East Africa with Praekelt Foundation in mHealth, mLearning, mGovernance and mlivelihoods. Khalila is presently leading the partnership brokerage efforts, as an affiliate of E-Merge, on the Kenya integrated mobile Maternal and Newborn Child Health information platform (KimMNCHip) – a consortium that integrates government of Kenya, African Medical Research Foundation, World Vision, Nethope, CARE Kenya, and Safaricom. Khalila is passionate about tapping into technologies for the good of society and combines unique program skills and ICT skills and overall strategic insight that forms a key ingredient in solutions such a mHealth.
Current Project working on that is in line with mHealth: Kenyan integrated mobile Maternal and Newborn Child Health information platform – a project conceived through cross sector partnership with Safaricom, Ministry of public health and sanitation, ministry of medical services, african medical foundation, nethope, CARE, and World Vision. Project addresses clinical and community components of health, m-savings and e-vouchers for mothers.
HEALTH – FAMILY CENTERED MEDICINE view
Dr. Stephanie Onguka is a Family Medicine consultant who completed her post-graduate training in the US at a community hospital, Lancaster General Health. Prior to that she received her bachleor degree from Tulane University and then her medical degree from Georgetown University. Dr. Onguka moved to Kenya with her husband in 2011 to assist with healthcare and educational development programs. She has participated in various quality improvement projects around Nairobi and also volunteers at Kijabe Mission Hospital. She is registered by the Kenya Medical and Dental Practitioner’s Board.
Dr Shikoh Gitau
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT view
Shikoh Gitau holds a PhD and MSc in Computer Science from University of Cape Town, South Africa and is a User Experience Researcher at Google’s Emerging Markets Team.
Shikoh, has 10+ years of experience in ICT4D technology design & implementation. Passionate about technology especially mobile phones and their possible catalyst effect in empowerment and development. She has established expertise in both African and other Emerging Markets research and design practice with a specialized interest in issues pertaining to the use of technology in resource poor communities.
Shikoh provides mentorship and support to various start-ups and research efforts in Africa.She is also a member of the GSMA Women steering group, UN-Women, Women in ICTD group, and the Clinton Global Initiative on Women Leading Women in ICT.Shikoh is the recipient of the Anita Borg Change Agent Award, 2013, she is on the AfroElle 2013 Power List of African women who affect change, and Huffington Post’s Tech Women to Watch in 2013.
PROGRAMS MANAGER view
Jennifer is a development worker who holds a strong belief that this is the century for Africa’s comeback. She is passionate on building the capacity of communities to be able to solve their own problems. She holds a bachelors degree in social work, sociology and communication from University of Nairobi and is a pursuing a Masters in child development from Daystar University.
Jennifer has over 10 years experience working in development work. Having worked as an OVC technical advisor to the Malawi government, consultant in several organization in Kenya and Malawi,including Oxfam-Malawi,WACRA-Malawi and Guestings Education trust.
Jennifer is a member of SHOPS -Africa an advocacy group that seeks to strengthening health systems.
PROJECT OFFICER view
Tanya studied at University of Nairobi, Bachelor of Arts, double major of psychology and communication. She is passionate about changing the world and helping individuals see the positive side of life. She loves taking part in charitable causes and also loves writing.
She gained counselling experience at the Chiromo Lane Medical Center and further experience at Siddartha Development in Ethiopia. She also has leadership and event organizing experience by participating in AIESEC and Rotaract University of Nairobi.
Jemima Nasieku Ragu
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT view
Jemima loves children & is passionate about change.She graduated top of her class in Kenya Methodist University, having done Project Management. She has leadership skills and a trained child worker.
Jemima has international experience on project management working in Kenya and Germany. Her passionate for change is translated into writing, In 2008 3 of her writings were in the United Nations Publication to promote and advocate for Peace after the Kenya 2007/2008 post election violence.
WEB MANAGER view
Derrick has a Diploma in Marketing Management from South Africa, and has been leading on the Web Campaign of Morris Moses Foundation and the Save the Cradle campaign to help regenerate Pumwani Hospital, with a specific focus on Web Design, Marketing and Social media.
He has experience in managing a Postnet franchise in South Africa.
Previous to helping with the foundation he has been a church youth worker for the Salvation Army and various other churches and parachurch organizations in the UK, South Africa and the USA.
“For Patient Centred Care!”
Want to connect with our mission, got some spare time on your hands?
You can be a Morris Moses Angel:
with your help we can do more.
- Become an Intern
- Become a Social Action hero, help spread the message on Twitter and Facebook by sending our news viral.
- Donate to the foundation, we are running on a shoestring budget so any donations are appreciated.
- Help as an Event volunteer. From time to time we run events and need help to run things.
- Lend a skill, are you a Legal Expert, a Doctor, a Lawyer an IT expert… Can you offer your time and skills Pro bono?
Join our Cause, email us at
stating how you are able to assist, so that when required we can call on you.
At MMF from time to time we receive gifts from well wishers, whether its a gift of their time services or a donation, we are most grateful.
As we are all volunteers and there are no paid staff, your gift will most likely go immediately to the project in hand.
Every little bit that comes in helps us to do a little more and grow and expand our work. We have many ideas for the future to help patients in Kenya.
Currently we are working on a way for donors to donate via paypal, however Paypal has proven to be a problem in Kenya.
So until something can be done, we request that any well wishers
Send us a bank transfer to:
Name on Account: Morris Moses Foundation
Bank Account Number: 0102806862500
Bank Name: STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
Branch: KENYATTA AVENUE