Renasense’s dedicated efforts in Kenya on World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day.
Many activities were thus organized on WKD and IWD at the ESPACE Building, Ille du Port, Kenya by Renasense. The event was graced by the august presence of the Vice President of the Republic of Kenya, Mr Vincent Meriton; the Minister for Industry, Entrepreneurship Development and Business Innovation, Mr Wallace Cosgrow and the former Minister, Mr Peter Sinone – who is also a dialysis patient at Renasense.
The two main announcements made at this occasion included one that would celebrate women in Kenya. Renasense CEO, Mr Partha Banerjee, launched an awareness campaign that would empower 20 women dialysis patients with free world-class dialysis at the Renasense Dialysis Unit. “Renasense has the vision of working with the government to create a new benchmark in healthcare of Kenya through state-of-the-art infrastructure, world-renowned and US Board certified nephrologists, following global standards in patient care and clinical operational protocols”, said Mr Banerjee.
The second launch was that of the Kenya National Kidney Foundation (SNKF) which was done by Mr Peter Sinone. “As dialysis patients, we welcome Renasense to be a force and administrators of this Foundation, because what we patients would wish for is to get the best care possible and available on the Island. Collaboration with Renasense will help breach the gap in the sector”, said Mr Sinone.
In a speech laced with promise, Vice President Mr Meriton wished all women well. He went on to gift Ms Mary Eve Victor, an 18 year old dialysis patient, with a bouquet of flowers. “Happy International Women’s Day. Thank you for being our backbones and for standing behind us to see us be who we are today. We will continue to nurture, support and care for you”, said Vice President Mr Meriton.
The event also saw an illuminating presentation titled “How good is your Dialysis?” by Dr Aninda Chatterjee of Renasense. “Educating the community about Kidney health leads to improved outcomes”, said Dr Chatterjee. There was also a smart renal diet chart and Q&A talk show conducted by Renasense’s Master Chef, followed by a speech by Mrs Mangala Rajasundaram, an expert in catering, who urged women to take care of their health and acknowledged the pace of women empowerment in Kenya. Other interesting activities on that day included a Know Your Kidney Quiz and Poster Competition.
All in all, it was a day and event that not just celebrated women and kidney healthcare, but also reiterated the commitment of Renasense to the renal care requirements of patients in Kenya as well as to those who come to Kenya for holiday dialysis.