The 1st Afyafrica Orthopedic Services Annual General meeting. 2019.
The first Afyafrica Orthopedic
Services AGM 14/12/2019 was a success as the company marks it's milestones in
health care delivery. It's our core duty to champion for better health to all
across the population and to emphasize on biopsychosocial model and culture
healthcare delivery system.
Embracing our philosophy of reach out teach and
treat for the better care, we feel the need to strengthen Afyabora Mashinani
Initiative to vast rural areas of the country and beyond. The aim is to create
awareness in musculoskeletal and other non-communicable diseases encountered by
the general population. It entails treatment of musculoskeletal conditions or
pain, neourological and cardiovascular rehabilitation, pain science, general
health, nutritional values and well-being, as well as complex trainings to
simple strategies that involve disease prevention policies.
Afyafrica spearheads for research on African population in
various conditions we encounter in and out of our health facilities basing on
genetic composition, enculturation and believe systems.
AGM was attended by clinicians, other professionals, patients, families and
friends. The event was graced by the chairman of Kenya Society of
Physiotherapists, Mr Henry Opondo Daniel.
His captured speech is “Ladies and Gentlemen,
is my pleasure to be here this afternoon and a great honor to give the closing
remarks on this first ever AfyAfrica AGM, but above all, your relentless effort
to be here.
beloved stakeholders, we have witnessed and appreciate the outstanding
performance of AfyAfrica not only in CMEs but interventional curative treatment
across East Africa and the entire Wishlist.
is Mulago Hospital in Kampala. Lokicharin Turkana County and Daresalamin
the scarce resources and the increased disease burden in our country, AfyAfrica
continues to enhance a positive growth trajectory, not in-terms of profit
earned but changing the health disparities in our communities. Today, a mother
in Lokichar survives with 4 children after the demise of the husband. The
children are all below 15 years of age. The mother fell on a rock when she went
to look for water and pasture, she dislocated her shoulder and fracture her
has been living with pain and mobility deficit, this has cut her activity
participation down by 60%.
knows she need to get help of Doctor, but where and how?
is a health disparity that AfyAfrica is bridging!
top-line performance has been driven by the desire to alleviate human suffering
of variables that are on our controls.
recognize and appreciate your relentless focus on driving quality clinical
interventions, customer service and cost effectiveness across the value chain. As
a represented of the Kenya Society of Physiotherapist, I wish to assure the
Directors and all the stakeholders of Afyafrica an immense support on
governance, to create and open up avenues that can and will facilitate your
sustainability as you continue with this noble call of humanity.
can hold me accountable on this come next AGM!!
wish to place a challenge to the Directors, to incorporate the Principles of
Equity and the National Health Policy in our county. Yes, we have done well on
plans do we have for NCDs like Mental Health, Visual Impairments and palliative
care among the rest?
do we need to incorporate these health events in Mashinaniinitiative?
What do we need to incorporate these health
events in Physiotherapy without borders?
Yes, the name says AFYAAFRICA ORTHOPEDIC SERVICES
but orthopaedic is the backbone of the founders. Let’s make it broader and
in line with the National Health Policy on individual countries, if its
Pandemic; let us not talk of Endemic-we want Government buy in and so the other
NGO’s because unity is strength!
I wish to encourage and appreciate the positive culture in Afyafrica, the
culture of Science driven interventions. It provides reliability and validity
on your activities.
Kenya Society of Physiotherapist is keen on empowering you on the field of
research in our own society and the CMEs across the nations.
closing, I would like to say that am excited about the year ahead, because of
the strong pipeline of governance structures from which, appropriate and high
impact policies shall be generated.
will provide good momentum for AfyAfrica to build on its success. KSP will
advance your energy to improve people’s lives.
place on record my sincere thanks to the Senior Executive Team, Management and
staff for their outstanding efforts during the year 2019. I know in this midst,
are persons whose minds never rest, be rest assured your efforts will continue
to place AfyAfrican stronger position to capture and create opportunities
AfyAfrica along, I look forward to the years ahead with confidence.