We have a close working relationship with the Association for Physicians and Medical Workers for Social Responsibility (APMSR) which is the Kenyan affiliate for International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW). Our members participate in Medical Peace Work. Hellen Barsosio, an outgoing Board Member of IPPNW, was active in reviving the Kenyan chapter and was instrumental in developing the K-Projectwww.ippnwafrica.org which was a cause against uranium mining in Tanzania in 2015.

Advocacy

We have a close working relationship with the Association for Physicians and Medical Workers for Social Responsibility (APMSR) which is the Kenyan affiliate for International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW). Our members participate in Medical Peace Work. Hellen Barsosio, an outgoing Board Member of IPPNW, was active in reviving the Kenyan chapter and was instrumental in developing the K-Projectwww.ippnwafrica.org which was a cause against uranium mining in Tanzania in 2015.

We champion for ethical practices among foreign students and doctors working in Kenya. We are in support of the regulations set by the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board- http://medicalboard.co.ke/temporary-licence-for-foreign-doctors/ (Temporary Medical License for Foreign Doctors) and efforts by other organisations such as GASP http://www.gaspworkinggroup.orgin ensuring best medical practices by foreign students and doctors and curb medical camps being training grounds for unqualified personnel or hunting grounds for unnecessary foreign referrals. Foreign students and doctors must work closely with and support the efforts of the local healthcare systems and not create a culture of competition. We believe that the global community can play a bigger role than just patient-based care by studying and offering solutions to challenges in our healthcare systems based on their home experiences.

We at Zahanati Ventures call for free access to journal articles through Open Access advocacy campaigns. Our members have been active in leading this movement in Kenya and around the globe since 2011. We support the efforts by the Rights to Research Coalition (R2RC) http://www.righttoresearch.org (Rights to Research Coalition) which engages students and early stage career researchers. Daniel Mutonga has spoken widely on the importance of open access especially in healthcare and among medical students through their organisation, the Medical Students’ Association of Kenya (MSAKE) http://www.msake.org. Podcast http://okcast.org/2014/11/opencon-2014-daniel-mutonga-open-access-africa/Webcasthttp://sparcopen.org/news/2014/2014-open-access-week-planning-kickoff/

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