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Leaving no one behind

The Leave No Medic Behind Initiative Charity Run is a fundraising project by the Association of Medical Students of the University of Nairobi (AMSUN) to meet the financial needs of underprivileged students in the School of Medicine. It began in 2017 when the then 5th year medical school class had a classmate who was almost denied to sit for their end of year exams because of a fees balance of less than sh 20,000. His classmates rallied together, each giving what they could and with that the student was able to sit for his exams and hence Leave No Medic Behind (LNMB) was born. Initially, LNMB primarily did student-centered fund raising using the harambee model however in 2022, there emerged the idea to organise for a charity run. The inaugural 2022 charity run was a huge success with over 650 t-shirts being sold and about 550 attendees coming for the run. The 2nd annual LNMB charity run will take place on 29th April 2023 and it is definitely going to be bigger and better.

Do join us in this noble venture to make sure that no medic is left behind.

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Tribute to the late Professor Hassan Saidi.

Professor Hassan Saidi was a surgeon and the chairman of the Department of Human Anatomy at the University of Nairobi. He was born on August 3, 1965, in Nairobi, Kenya, and died of cancer on August 29, 2017, at the age of 52. His friends and colleagues describe him as a person who was always striving for excellence in whatever he set his hands to. As Daniel Ojuka, a lecturer in the Department of Surgery at the University of Nairobi, described him, he was interested in developing people and positively impacting them. His students described him as a dedicated leader who is always willing to lend a helping hand. "He basically treated them like his own children," said Nelly Bosire, an obstetrician-gynecologist who met Hassan while interning at Kenyatta National Hospital. "He interacted with them and was delighted to open his door and welcome them in.” Furthermore, his students stated that he stressed the responsibilities that came with their education. "You could go to him with an idea and he asked you, 'What are you looking at achieving with it? "How will it benefit the institution or the hospital?" said Benjamin Wabwire, a surgeon who worked with Hassan during one of his clinical rotations. "He'd tell you not to do things just because they're required; you have to do them for a reason," he adds. Apart from these, Hassan was able to devote time to assisting parents in the Kibera slum, where he grew up, in finding educational opportunities for their children and even developing projects to improve sanitation in the community.

Tributes from the AMSUN Leadership, For Amayo.

We have lost a beacon of hope to our community. The late Amayo Mordecai was a finalist MBChB student, and a 1st Class Honors graduate from the BSc. Medical Physiology programme from the faculty of health sciences.  He utilised his gifts and talents to benefit us all. He was a good man with a caring heart, and he dedicated much of his time and efforts in tutoring hundreds of fellow medical students in Physiology over the years. He cared deeply about improving healthcare in our nation, and he spearheaded numerous projects aimed at developing digital solutions for patient record keeping, for diagnosing diseases through imaging, and for analysing trends in patient data to draw useful inferences for their management and care. But he did neither of this alone, and he has mentored multiple students and engaged with multiple lecturers and professors from our institution to actualize this dream; his loss is a blow to us all.

Meet The Team

These are some of the individuals working in various capacities, with their teams, towards the success of the run. Get to know and reach them through their social media.

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Ruby Oswere - MBCHB V

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Peter Ogutu - MBCHB III

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Bob Anthony - MBCHB V

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Lynn Maina - MBCHB III

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Keith Tongi - MBCHB V

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Wechuli - MBCHB V

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Melvin - MBCHB V

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Nthusi - Level VI

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Babu Abuto - MBCHB VI

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Mwikali - MBCHB V

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Feizal Barasa - MBCHB V

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Taimur Khan - MBCHB V

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Mwenda Faith - MBCHB IV

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Mwau Brian - MBCHB V

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Sandra - MBCHB V

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