iHOPE Foundation CEO, Amy Pajnik, has today lead a powerful delegation of 15 leading world Surgeons, obstetrics and gynecology medics from Europe and America on the second day of Uasin Gishu Medical camp being held at the Level Four Burnt Forest District Hospital, Ainabkoi Sub County, in Uasin Gishu County.
The Medical Camp which was flagged off by Uasin Gishu Governor Jonathan Bii, will run for 7 days.
Governor Bii was accompanied by top county government officials led by the outgoing CECM for Health, Dr. Evelyne Rotich and Chief Officer in charge of Health, Dr. Evans Kiprotich.
In his address, Governor Bii thanked the International organisation for its sacrifice to better the healthcare of the people of Uasin Gishu and the region at large.
“We must look for friends like iHOPE who have come to rescue and give us hope. I thank Amy for her donation and promise her that these supplies and equipment shall be put to good use,” said Mr. Bii.
World renowned Plastic and Reconstruction Surgeon Dr. Thomas Kempny from the Czech Republic lead the team of competent and highly respected Surgeons and Obsgyns.
Seven major surgeries were conducted yesterday during the first day of the camp, with 15 more expected to undergo life changing reconstructive surgeries today.
“We thank the Governor for bringing the Medical camp to Burnt Forest. Please, continue to support us so that our people get medical services,” adde a local elder who identified himself as Mr. Ndolo.
Leading the team of Obsgyns, who will also perform maternal deliveries and maternal child is Dr. Norma Rae, Obsgyn, Director of Women Health, New Jersey, USA.
IHOPE Foundation, a US based Charity Organisation, also donated medical supplies and equipments to Uasin Gishu county worth $300,000 (approximately Kshs 36M).
‘We are glad to offer these life changing surgeries that will transform lives in Uasin Gishu County’ – CEO Amy Pajnik.
The County chief thanked iHOPE Foundation for the donation and requested that the team make annual medical visits to the County.
Isaiah Omwenga, a Kisii County resident who heard about the Medical Camp in Uasin Gishu travelled overnight and brought his 17 year old cousin Dennis Muchieka, who was suffering from a keloid on the ear.
IHOPE Foundation has conducted numerous medical camps in Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Uganda, performing over 2,000 successful surgeries so far.
Each medical camp is supported by atleast 40 volunteer medics and iHOPE Foundation staff
IHOPE Foundation hopes to extend it’s Africa partnerships with the African Union, Governments and Private sector inorder to reach more people on the continent.