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SID, HENNET and KELIN have started a fundraiser to support the family of the late Alex Madaga

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Alex Madaga: Help Offset Hospital Bills, Funeral Costs and build the right to emergency health-care

Alex Madaga, a casual labourer, was hit by a vehicle on the night of 5th October 2015 at about 9:00 p.m. He was hit at Thiongó Road along Waiyaki Way, somewhere between Kangemi and Kabete police station, and about 400 metres from his home. Bystanders at the scene used his phone to call the wife (Ms. Jesca Moraa) who arrived at around 9.10 pm and they took him to Kikuyu Mission Hospital. From the time he left Kikuyu Hospital in search of specialised treatment, Alex would spend an agonising 18 hours in the Ambulance as the family and ambulance crew moved from one hospital to another in search of admission but without success. In all hospitals they visited (Nairobi Women’s Hospital - Adams Arcade, Kenyatta National Hospital - twice, Ladnan Hospital, Coptic Hospital, either there was allegedly no ICU capacity or the hospital could not admit without first receiving payment. 

18 hours after the accident and 5 hours after returning for the second time to Kenyatta National Hospital in a final desperate move, Alex was finally admitted at KNH ICU at 5.40 PM on 6th October. Alex Madaga succumbed to his injuries at 1.50 PM on Friday 9th October aged 37. He leaves behind a 15 year old boy in form 1. The couple lost another child 5 months ago. 

Alex’s death is sadly one of many Kenyans have experienced. It is therefore a public interest case. Our Bill of Rights (Article 43.2) and the Health Bill currently at second reading in the National Assembly enshrines the right to emergency care for all patients with life-threatening conditions. The failure to provide emergency care for Alex Madaga was a violation of this. Stand with the family and health rights NGOs to make these constitutional and legal provisions work for all Kenyans especially those who cannot afford private care. 

Read Widow’s account HERE See Alex’s 18 hour wait for emergency treatment HERE 

Jesca Moraa (Widow) and the family of the late Alex Madaga has authorized the Society for International Development (SID), Health NGO's Network (HENNET) and Kenya Ethical and Legal Issues Network (KELIN) to raise funds to help off-set costs (see table below). KShs. 45,000 will be sent directly to their son’s Secondary School in Vihiga County to pay for the rest of his remaining 3 years of secondary education.

We request you to join us in contributing to the family’s costs as follows;

ICU Charges (KNH) KES 53, 669
Ambulance Fees (Swift Medics) KES 18,000
Post-Mortem Fees (KNH) KES 3,000
CT Scan (German Centre)  KES 7,500
Mortuary Fees (KNH)  KES 17,000
Private Pathologist KES 50,000
School Fees KES 45,000
Transport to Vihiga County KES 70,000

Subtotal KES 264,169

Fundraising Target KES 300,000

We will disclose the total amount raised and amount spent in full by twitter @SIDKDP and website  http://www.dialogues.sidint.net/ within a month of this appeal. 

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