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In this last desperate sprint to the finish — following searing pain associated with the development of plan to AccelerateUHC in middle- & low-income countries (LICs & LMICs) — we are realising with startling clarity that there is nothing more we can do to the plan. Except for one thing. We have to abandon all doubt about it. We have to trust absolutely that a marketing team should now start the plan’s implementation process.

We are trusting the team (in photo) not just believing but knowing that it will be there for us. It has just been trained on how to accelerateUHC with adverts. It will pass on to businesses the knowledge it got during the training.

Desperate sprint because, even with public health insurance available since 1966, only 20% of Kenyans have access to some sort of medical coverage. With the population at over 44 million and rising, it means that as many as 35 million Kenyans are excluded from quality health care coverage.

In Kenya, like in other LICs & LMICs; 70% of the population lives in rural and peri urban areas (RPUA); 95% doctors, 75% dispensaries and 95% hospitals are in urban areas; 60-80% private practitioners are semi or un-qualified; and, absenteeism rate can be as high as 60% at government clinics in RPUA.

An average person in RPUA pays for ~99% of his/her healthcare costs out-of-pocket. His/her healthcare cost is approximately twice the healthcare cost of his/her average urbanised compatriot. This disparity is partly because he/she is transported to an urban area hospital for healthcare very late in his/her disease-cycle. By the time of this transportation, he/she must, at a minimum, be accompanied by caregiver(s).

This is the first payment we got this month : “Hello Kadu, …Been in the village to bury my grandma. Then my Aunty also passed away. Still at the village. Burial is on Saturday. Will definitely action on the water tank or borehole. You will never know how handy the well is. Kitui is super dry. God bless you.

“Wow! This is lives changing!”

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Due to Ignatius’ time donation in favour of his UHC Premiums nominee, we donated cash to World Vision. The donation to World Vision is for building toilets, see details.

“You decide what’s possible. Where others see a mountain, you see a summit. What they call the daily grind, you call the chance to prove yourself. When they say it can’t be done, you ask when you can start. You are going big and you are not going home. They see a child in poverty. You see dignity, beauty and hope. They say it’s a lost cause. But you can’t hear them over the sound of pushing all your chips in. The thing is, you’re never a world-changer. Until you are.” (Word Vision, Canada)

 

UHC PADS FOR MWASERE GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL

Phoebe supports Mwasere with small part of her time –– by doing this she is donating time equivalent to about $ 1000 plus 5% of $1000 ($ 50). The $ 1000 goes directly to this cause and the $50 goes to World Vision.

See more about this cause.

 


“You decide what’s possible. Where others see a mountain, you see a summit. What they call the daily grind, you call the chance to prove yourself. When they say it can’t be done, you ask when you can start. You are going big and you are not going home. They see a child in poverty. You see dignity, beauty and hope. They say it’s a lost cause. But you can’t hear them over the sound of pushing all your chips in. The thing is, you’re never a world-changer. Until you are.” (Word Vision, Canada)

 

Even with public health insurance available since 1966, only 20% of Kenyans have access to some sort of medical coverage. With the population at over 44 million and rising, it means that as many as 35 million Kenyans are excluded from quality health care –– such a story can be said about access to clean water, toilets and sanitary towels in all low-income countries & lower middle-income countries.

Therefore, from wherever you are (Asia, North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Africa and Antarctica, Zealandia), please nominate / select school(s) or village(s) that you care about for RaHa SystemsReusable Sanitary Towelsmedical cover and or toilets.

RaHa will give your nominee(s) / selectee(s) RaHa Systems (for the water-starved), Reusable Sanitary Towels (that also help girls finish school), medical cover (for those excluded from quality health care coverage) and or toilets (for the toilet-less).

Although nominating / selecting will make little difference to your day, it will unlock cash donation from corporations that want to Accelerate UHC, in favour of sebsequent nominees / selectees.

Click on ‘Accelerate UHC with Receipts… &c ’ and you will start by selecting and or nominating village(s) and school(s).



Nominees / selectees get medical covers, premiums for which RaHa Solutions pay. From advert below, you see that nominees (in Kenya) currently get 2 types of medical cover, one called ‘WoteAfya’ and the other is called ‘AfyaPoa’. We are looking for similar medical cover in / for other countries.







Nominees / selectees also get reusable sanitary towels







From advert below, you see that nominees / selectees get Sanitrax toilets, which are useable once every 2 minutes.







Nominees / selectees also get Rainwater Harvesting Systems (RaHa Systems), one of which consists of a gutter system, a Zincalume steel water storage tank, a rainwater filter, a leaf separator, a down pipe with calm intake and associated skilled labour –– where rainfall is scarce, nominees get equipped boreholes.







Nominees / selectees have started getting UHC. From informercial below, you can see some beneficiaries. Click on the informercial to read it more easily.





“Let’s Honour Our Cleaners with a Selfie of Thanks and Thumbs Up encouragement this World Toilet Day,” says WTO Founder Jack Sim.
Step #1 Take Selfie with your favourite Toilet Cleaner
Step #2 Post on social media and hashtag #HonourOurCleaners

Step #3 Tell your friends to do the same on 19 Nov UN World Toilet Day!

What if, for 7 adverts published in the local leading dailies, a community of 1000 people could get water filter retrofitted to their water source eg borehole, water pounds etc?

They Could! See how.

SDGSUPPORTERS, even though I’m worried about the future of the underserved — and I’m sure you are too — I’m also optimistic for what the future will bring… provided we stand up for what we believe in.

Mean-spirited and greedy actions have motivated millions — literally millions — of us to speak out like never before. And the biggest lesson I’m taking from the last 4 weeks of unprecedented team work is that the power you and I have to make a difference is real, and here to stay.

So even though at times the political climate looks bleak, I believe we’re on the cusp of another great wave of reform. And you are a critical part of it.

Sarah-Jane Brownlie, the team at RaHaSolutions

SDGSUPPORTERS,

If you’re as upset as I am about the ‘underserved’ — I want to tell you about a game-changing solution: SDGSUPPORTERS.

Here’s how it works: SDGSUPPORTERS is a supplement in leading daily newspapers. It invites readers to nominate communities or schools for water, sanitations and hygiene services. You enable publishing of the supplement by placing your ads in it –– while nominating, readers must mention the ads, without which they (readers) would not see the invite.

This simple idea makes advertising less expensive. It also makes the services more accessible by the underserved. It’s a much-needed improvement over our cumbersome, outdated processes of availing the services. Plus, it’d significantly decrease the number of the underserved — the nominees get the services at a rate of one nominee per week.

Now, I need your help to keep this momentum going. Make advertising in SDGSUPPORTERS a top priority in the coming months.

With this critical support, you will make sure every underserved person gets water, sanitation and hygiene services. Please step up to fuel this fight today.

Thank you for your immediate response,

Sara-Jane Brownlie, the team at RaHaSolutions

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