Who We Are:
Transforming One Life At A Time!
“It’s my aspiration that health finally will be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for.” – Kofi Annan
Safe Surgical Aid is a non-profit, non-governmental organization registered with the NGO board of Kenya, effectively from 24th February, 2021.
We are the brainchild of young doctors brought together by the need to address myriad of health challenges facing communities living in areas that have no access to essential surgical and non surgical health care services.
Healthy, productive and globally competitive communities.
To provide a responsive and sustainable healthcare system for communities that have no access to basic healthcare in the Horn of Africa.
Safe, quality and accessible surgical care for the less privileged Kenyans.
Professionalism, accountability, Integrity, Partnerships and collaboration.
We provide and facilitate community centered health programs such as:
Provision of Safe Surgical programs among the most vulnerable and marginalized communities that have no access to surgical care. This includes:
- Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeries
- Eye Surgeries (mainly cataracts)
- Urological and Gynecological Surgeries
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Provision of newborn health services such as immunization, nutrition and corrective surgeries
Provision of maternal surgical healthcare mainly repairs of recto-vaginal or vesico-vaginal fistulas, excision of uterine lesions and other gynecological conditions.
Immunization programs for both children and adults against preventable diseases such as Polio, Tetanus, Measles as well as other emerging illnesses that are vaccine preventable such as Malaria and HPV vaccines.
Diagnosis and focused management of communicable diseases such as TB as well as life style related diseases such Diabetes, hypertension, heart diseases.
Malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment programs in the endemic regions.
Water and sanitation programs so as to increase sustainable access to safe drinking water, clean and hygenic environment.
Advocacy and awareness campaigns to educate communities on local solutions for life-style illnesses, detrimental cultural practices and sustainable community based healthcare systems
Training and capacity building of the healthcare workers through seminars, symposium, short and long courses.
Breaking It All Down
- Community presence.
- Technical expertise and passion driven healthcare workers.
- Social capital networks and other relationships
- Inadequate financial and logistical resources (this is why your help would go a long way to helping us achieve our goal).
- Difficult context of work – rural areas, refugee camps.
- Infrastructural challenges in terms of facilities and the equipment necessary in accomplishing our desired target.
- Lack of safe and responsive surgical care in rural Kenya.
- Lack of infrastructural and personnel capacity in rural health care institutions.
- Multi-sectoral collaboration with like-minded organizations that are involved in healthcare advocacy.
- Improved healthcare literacy through public health education.
- Better equipped healthcare institutions among the marginalized communities through continuous advocacy and collaboration.
- Accessible and safe surgical care in marginalized areas.
- To raise, mobilize funds and other resources for the provision of safe, and responsive surgical care to poor and inaccessible areas in Kenya.
- Provide health education and awareness on the importance of surgical needs for surgically amenable conditions.
- To act as a referral organization for further specialized surgical care.
- To periodically screen patients for surgically treatable conditions
What We Do
We conduct medical camps in different underprivileged areas where our doctors conduct life changing surgery to affected patients. We heavily rely on donors to make these camps a success and so far we’ve been able to transform the lives of thousands of patients. Here are some short snippets from our previous camps:
Wajir Camp – Media Highlight
Cataract Surgery Success Story (Wajir Medical Camp)