It strives for sustainable improvement in the health and wellbeing of people in low-middle-income countries (LMICs). Its principle is to work where invited in LMICs, thereby ensuring local engagement and increasing the chances of success. Through sharing skills, the hope is to transform lives, relieve suffering and reduce poverty. It currently offers the following projects, led by volunteer NHS staff, mostly from the SW Peninsula:
1. TRAUMA TEAM
projects which are orthopaedic trauma camps/teaching projects delivered side by side by UK and Kenyan volunteers, working together to improve trauma care. Each project runs for 1–2 weeks.
programme (Global Recognition and Assessment of the Sick Patient and Initial Treatment). GRASPIT is a one-day course designed to give clinicians a structured systematic approach to the management of acutely ill deteriorating patients. It was established in Kenya with the support of the National Resuscitation Council of Kenya. Welcome to GRASPIT (Vimeo video)
’ is a 10-day Quality Improvement (QI) and Leadership skills programme designed to empower front-line health workers to improve their own systems of care. Teams work together to tackle problems identified by them locally and they set up their own QI projects during the course. An abbreviated version of the materials used can be found at UPBEAT
. This programme is supported by the Society for Quality Healthcare in Kenya (SQHK).
It has also delivered projects in emergency medicine, first aid, primary care and in communities, working with children to enhance their life chances.
The charity has worked in many areas of Kenya including Nanyuki, Nyahururu, Mombasa, Marsabit, Isiolo, Kitale, Kisumu, Nyeri, Kajiado, Karatina and Nairobi.
Ongoing partnerships are in Nanyuki/Nyahururu and with St Joseph’s Mission Hospital & Trauma Centre in Kisumu County (2023).