The Kenyan Health Diaspora – Creating Partnerships to Support Kenyan Healthcare 28th May 2016 Event!

The East  African Healthcare Forum (EAHForum)  & The Tujijenge Pamoja Network (TPN),

with support from the Kenyan High Commission,

invite you to a showcase on Kenyan diaspora health professionals and case studies of health projects.

Saturday 28th  May 2016, London venue to be confirmed

13.00 to 19.00.

EAHForum and TPN are launching this initiative to showcase how Kenyan health professionals in the UK can support the development of the Kenyan Healthcare according to the Kenyan health strategy and in parallel with the Kenyan Diaspora Policy.

Examples of diaspora projects will be presented followed by examples of areas of need, as expressed by Kenyan institutions. Delegates will then be invited to tangibly interact with institutions on how their skills and expertise can be leveraged in sustainable ways.

We look forward to your attendance and contribution.


13:00 – 13:30 Arrival and Registration Leading
13:30 – 13:40 Welcome and Introduction -The East African Healthcare Forum and Tujijenge Pamoja Network Dr Mary Thompson (EAHForum)

Mrs Sophie Gitiba (TPN)

13:40 – 13:50 Opening address:  Kenya Diaspora Policy Health section Ambassador Jackline Yonga
13:50 – 14:00 Perspectives on contributions by the African  diaspora health care groups in the UK Dr Titilola Banjoko

Chair of Better Healthcare for Africa

14:00 – 14:15 Diaspora organization

Midwifery training: Waterbirth in labour

Mrs Dorisilla Adolwa

Senior Midwife, King’s College Hospital

14:10 – 14:25 Setting up a bone marrow registry in Kenya Ms Veronica Kararwa

Kevin Kararwa Leukaemia Trust

14:25 – 14:40 The Karen project Mr Velji Vekaria  – SKLPC Secretary General
14:45 – 15:15 Tea
15:15 – 15:35 Opportunities and projects at Kenyatta National Hospital ( KNH) Dr Evanson Kamuri

Assistant Director of KNH

15:35 – 15:55 Gynaecology / Oncology  –  contribution to continuous professional development (CPD) Dr Eunice Cheserem,  Consultant Gynaecologist at KNH


15:55 – 16:10 Specialist training – exchange programmes Mr Gakuru Macharia

Kidney Research Kenya

15:55 –16:10 Address from High Commissioner of Kenya to the UK His Excellency Lazarus Amayo
16:10 – 17:30 Facilitated Workshops:

1)  Projects to support identified needs at KNH


Dr Evanson Kamuri


17:30 – 17:45 Plenary and wrap-up; Next steps & evaluation Dr Emily Cheserem


17:45– 19:00 Networking session All participants

Opportunities will be available to join the bone marrow register throughout the day