Tusaidiane Health Ambassador (THA) is an organization formed in the year 2011 and consists of students from the Kenyatta University School of Medicine and medical professionals. It also has affiliates who give guidance and support to the group. Their vision is to be a model organization for promotion and delivery of healthcare services in Africa with a mission to bring healthcare closer to the people.
Members of the organization include students from: Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Medical Laboratory and Forensic Science. They also have professionals in the health sector and those willing to give back to the community as part of their members.
History of the Organization
The organization was birthed in 2011 after a group of friends came together to raise money for a friend to allow him to complete his studies. Though the funds raised was not enough, well-wishers were moved by this gesture and contributed the full amount. After, the friends put their heads together and brainstormed on ways they could build on this noble cause of help those in need. It was agreed that they would give back in form of the knowledge they had acquired in their studies. The organization now has over 30 student members and more than 10 registered healthcare professionals including medical practitioners, pharmacists and nurses.
Past and Current Projects
Their past projects include: Health education and cleaning in Mathare slums, Kitui, Mombasa and Voi Health Camps, Amrita Center- Athi River and Kibera Medical Camp, Kasarani’s Geriatrics Home clean up, health education and health promotion, and Motivational and career talks in surrounding schools in Nairobi
The organization will undertake several medical camps and health education programs in different parts of Kenya including: Kwale, Kitui, Namanga, Kisumu and Siaya.
Partnership with AHI
THA will be visiting Frank Educational Center (primary school)- the school AHI is currently working in and with to improve education and the lives of its pupils- for a health drive on Saturday the 28th of March, 2015. During this health drive they will be treating any illnesses that would otherwise, in their advanced stages, cost a child a trip to the inpatient unit at their local hospital. The main aim will be to provide healthcare for the all pupils who would otherwise not be able afford it.
Please do consider partnering with AHI and THA for this health drive in any capacity, that is, volunteering during the drive, donating appropriate materials or contributing toward the Lunch Program aimed toward giving the pupils a balanced diet for improved health.