Mount Kenya University has signed a memorandum of Understanding with Afyaswitchnet & Finders Keepers, to work together to improve the health status in the Country
MKU has now committed to provide opportunities for capacity building for physicians and allied health professionals in delivering robust, safe, and cost-effective Neglected Surgical Diseases (NSDs) treatment.
This aims at eradicating such diseases and creating Centers of Excellence at the County level in surgical equipment, trained health workforce, and mobile tele-health connectivity for fast-tracking patient pre-operative, surgical and post-operative care
Finders Keepers, LLC promotes surgical interventions that save lives and prevent permanent disability and life-threatening conditions.
The organization expressed its commitment to strengthening essential surgical and anesthesia care services as part of primary health coverage.
Its primary founders are the co-founders of the Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma and Anesthesia (G4 Alliance) and International Collaboration for Essential Surgery.
In order to facilitate cooperation between these two institutions, they have agreed to support the training of doctors involved in the treatment of Children born with congenital defects, mothers suffering from obstructive labour complications as well as trauma victims.
The institutions have also agreed to eradicate the backlog of neglected sensory diseases and will start in Meru County before moving to other Counties that express interest.
They will thereafter provide data and support Counties in putting up policies under a “basic package for health services” that will ensure neglected clefts and other NSDs identified in the region will be treated accordingly.
MKU College of health sciences Principal Dr Joseph Njuguna will spearhead the project.