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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).

We just got paid, we received this: Hallo, I appreciate your help, [I] am being treated well. God bless everyone in your team.🙏🙏

Mr. Walubengoh nominates for toilets St. John’s Primary school, Kaloleni Estate, Nairobi.

See more details HERE.

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!

Menstruation, a natural process in all healthy woman, keeps girls away from school.

You can now stop this, barter your adverts for girls’ time in school, see details

What is companies could get rain water purification facilities, each of the size of a small domestic fridge, for advertising?

They Could!

Consequently, many in the low income settlements would get plenty of low cost municipal water, especially during rainy season. See how and what the facility is.

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

We have just had a chat with parent and children at Gatina Primary School, Gatina Ward, Nairobi.

Just before talking with the parents, we distributed pieces of Safepad to the girls and asked them to feel it. As they were at it we said that ‘in her lifetime, an average woman uses 11,000 tampons, pads and panty liners that make up 200,000 tonnes of waste a year. If the waste does not clog storm water drains, it ends up in the ocean where it stays for 500 years while decomposing’. We then asked them whether they would use reusable Safepad. They said YES in unison. Being light, luxurious and stretchy; we were not surprised by a question – does it leak.

Another question was – will it not smell. This question was brought about by our instruction that soap is not needed in washing Safepad. Smell indicates presence of bacteria, fungi and the like. Safepad is designed with a permanently bonded antimicrobial technology based on a treatment that leaves a positively charged layer on the fabric. This layer attracts and kills the negatively charged microbes, like bacteria and fungi. The treatment does not contain any harmful chemicals.

Turning to parents, we quickly pointed out that switching from single use plastic isn’t as easy as we think, it often means thinking a bit more about what we buy. We asked them to think about the lots of money they would spend in 4 years on the huge amount of disposable plastic jettisoned into the environment. Why do we, without thinking, pick tampons from  supermarket, put them into our handbag and dump related plastic wrapper into the bin?

It was difficult for the parents to accept fact that tampons and sanitary items are found in rivers, lakes and ocean. Besides the plastic wrappers an individual pad can contain up to four plastic bags’ worth of plastic.

They allowed us to distribute Safepad to the kids.

We are happy to inform you that Kenya Urban Roads Authority responded positively, regarding building toilets on roads in Kericho County (see self explanatory twitter conversation above).

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