What We Do
Safe Surgical Aid is an NGO operating in East Africa (Kenya and Somalia), dedicated to enhancing maternal and child health outcomes, promoting optimal nutrition, providing access to elective surgeries, and facilitating healthcare personnel training.
We believe that every individual, regardless of socio-economic status, deserves access to quality healthcare. We strive to bridge gaps in healthcare provision through education and critical services for those in greatest need.
Breaking It Down
To improve healthcare access, education, and advocacy for communities in Kenya and Somalia, empowering marginalized and vulnerable individuals to take control of their health and reducing health disparities.
A future with equitable healthcare for all, regardless of background or circumstances, where preventable suffering and deaths are minimized.
• Professionalism: We provide high-quality healthcare services and education to the communities we serve, holding ourselves to the highest standards of professionalism.
• Accountability: We take responsibility for our actions and decisions, using our resources effectively and efficiently to achieve our mission.
• Integrity: We uphold the highest ethical standards, conducting ourselves with honesty and transparency in all aspects of our work.
• Collaboration: We work closely with partners, stakeholders, and communities to promote health equity and create sustainable change, recognizing that achieving our mission requires a collaborative effort.
Safe Surgical Aid’s integrated approach to healthcare improvement in Kenya and Somalia involves providing essential healthcare services, enhancing healthcare worker training, advocating for equitable policies, and promoting community engagement. By addressing critical health needs, improving healthcare quality, promoting equity, and empowering communities, we aim to create sustainable change and promote health equity.
Our Focus Areas
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 (ENT) Surgeries
- Eye Surgeries (mainly cataracts)
- Urological and Gynaecological Surgeries
- Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Provision of new-born health services such as imunization against preventable and emerging illnesses, nutrition and corrective surgeries. Maternal healthcare mainly repairs of recto-vaginal or vesico-vaginal fistulas, excision of uterine lesions and other gynaecological conditions.
Conduct mental health awareness, patient-tailored management plan and collaborations with mental health institutions in order to build capacity among mental health workers.
Malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment programs in the endemic regions.
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.
Strengthening safe water and sanitation systems around the marginalised communities. Also we view resilient water security and sanitation as a critical component of a healthy society.
Where We Work
At Safe Surgical Aid, we pride ourselves on our strengths, which include:
1. Strong community presence: Deep roots in the communities we serve, allowing collaborative work with local stakeholders to improve healthcare services.
2. Technical expertise and passion-driven healthcare workers: Skilled and compassionate team committed to providing safe surgical care and healthcare services to marginalized communities in East Africa.
3. Social capital networks and other relationships: Strong connections with key stakeholders and partners in East Africa’s healthcare industry.
While we are proud of our strengths, we also recognize that we face several challenges that impact our ability to provide the best possible healthcare services to those who need them most.
These challenges include:
- Inadequate financial and logistical resources: Limited resources make it difficult to provide necessary infrastructure, equipment, and medical supplies.
- Difficult context of work: Areas served are often remote, rural, and underserved, with limited access to healthcare and essential resources. Some areas may also be insecure, creating challenges for staff and patients.
- Infrastructural challenges: Limited healthcare facilities and equipment hinder our ability to provide effective healthcare services due to inadequate resources.
Despite the challenges we face, we believe that there are significant opportunities to improve healthcare services in East Africa. Some of these opportunities include:
- Limited access to safe and responsive healthcare in rural East Africa: Significant need for safe and responsive healthcare provision in underserved populations.
- Lack of infrastructural and personnel capacity in rural healthcare institutions: Opportunity to make a meaningful impact.
- Multi-sectoral collaboration with like-minded organizations: Collaboration can help leverage resources and expertise to address common challenges and improve healthcare services.
At Safe Surgical Aid, we are committed to achieving several critical outcomes that will improve healthcare services in East Africa. These outcomes include:
- Improved healthcare literacy through public health education: Improving healthcare literacy in marginalized communities.
- Better-equipped healthcare institutions through continuous advocacy and training: Advocating and providing training on necessary infrastructure, equipment, and medical supplies.
- Accessible and safe surgical care in marginalized areas: Providing accessible and safe surgical care, improving access to quality healthcare services.
- Enhanced mental health services for vulnerable populations: Providing targeted mental health services for refugees, displaced people, and those affected by natural disasters.
- Improved water and sanitation infrastructure: Improving water and sanitation infrastructure in marginalized communities, with a focus on sustainability and community ownership.
Help Us Make A Difference
We rely on partners and generous donors to achieve our organizational goals. Kindly help us make a difference by donating to our cause. Thank you in advance.