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If, during your insurance selling activities, you encounter families that cannot afford your micro insurance medical cover, would you please nominate them HERE for free medical services/cover. We will buy the cover from you on behalf of those that you nominate.

In a project/programme called accelerateUHC, we [RaHaSolutions, Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), SASADoctors, CheckUp Meds, HealthX & others] accelerateUHC by giving free medical services to families that are excluded from quality health care coverage — for OP, we buy subscriptions from Virtual Hospitals on behalf of the families; and, for IP, we buy medical cover insurance policies on behalf of the families.

Until now, nomination was done almost exclusively by community health workers, see details below.

Nephat Imboyoka (in photo) is a 51 years old man from Kakamega County, Lurambi sub-county, Butsotso North ward.

He was nominated for free medical services by Fabius Ambrose, and he (Nephat) now get proactive free medical services.

Every 3 months SASAdoctor checks on Nephat to see that he is keeping well. SASAdoctor does this (checking) through Fabius, a clinical officer, because Nephat does not use his phone well enough to benefit fully from the free medical services.

If Nephat falls sick, Fabius will contact SASAdoctor. And, during interaction among SASA, Fabius and Nephat, they agree on action to take so as to determine Nephat’s condition and to prescribe treatment/medicine.

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)

 

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.

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