Macharia Gakuru is a Biomed by profession, a journalist and former owner of Eastern Africa Magazine with an honorary doctorate for his work on improving health in East Africa. He’s the founder of Kidney Research Kenya (KRK). He is the author of kidney books on Dialysis, Kidney Transplantation and on Renal Failure among other many books. The books are accredited by professors and doctors from King’s College London and distributed to newly diagnose renal patients. There’s more of his work published reviewed by Kenya media houses, The Nation, the Standard or in my own magazine the Eastern Africa Magazine. Our work has been extensively Kenya Television Network (KTN) will be screening a program called ‘Daring Abroad’ featuring my transformational work that I’ve pioneered in the last 10 years.
Kidney Research Kenya was constituted in 2008 as a nonprofit organisation. The aim of KRK is to find a lasting solution to the renal disease based on six pillars and reducing the pain of the patients by duplicating the services of National Health Service (NHS -UK) using the international links we have established all over the world.
We have setup dialysis centers in Kenya, trained renal doctors in the UK, USA, Egypt and China, campaigned for free dialysis in Kenya, advised the Kenya Government on renal services.
We have partnership all over the world – Europe, Brazil, America, and in Asia with the work we are doing with China – Peking University, Yuxi University and Yunnan Province being very significant and a big boost in our projects.