KMA Membership Committee in Nairobi Division conducted a survey in June 2018 under Chairmanship of Dr. Macharia Waruingi of Ubrica, convener of membership committee, Media outreach committee and medical camps committee Nairobi division KMA. Preliminary results of the survey show various concerns raised by the doctors who participated. One of the concerns raised was that KMA should come up with alliances with international partners to strengthen the area of research.
KMA has an objective of liaising with other medical associations around the world. Some of the partnerships that KMA has include partnership with Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board (MP&DB), Ministry of Health, International and National Pharmaceutical Companies and Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya (PSK), Civil Society Organizations and Human Rights Groups, Universities, Medical Schools and other Institutions of Higher Learning.
Partnerships lead to combination of ideas, learning from others experiences, invention and innovations. Collaborations between the government, individual investors and other organizations (local/ international)that deal with health will lead to improvement of healthcare for all. KMA Partnerships with health organizations in Kenya and elsewhere will play a big role in development of our health systems and also in attainment of KMA goals. A number of doctors who took part in the survey felt there is need of KMA partnering not only with local organizations that deal with health but also international ones.
As we strive to achieve global health , partnerships between local and international health producers are very critical. KMA can be organizing avenues for interaction between doctors in Kenya and elsewhere. It is in these avenues that doctors can share ideas, experiences, concerns, challenges and their possible solutions. Doctors can also learn from each other and get new ways of preventing, treating and curing different health conditions. Medics can also share with each other different technologies that they use in their work places for easy and effective functioning. Concerns that have developed from various research work carried out by different medical practitioners can also be discussed. Inventions and innovations that medics in different countries have come up with can also be shared among the doctors. These forums will lead to the professional growth of doctors and creation of sustainable solutions to health issues.
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Caroline Muthoni Ndigirigi.