Profile: Dr Amirali Lakha

M.B.,Ch.B., MSc (Edin), DPM (RCP Lond & RCS Eng)

Dr Amirali Lakha was born in Mombasa, Kenya, in 1949. He has worked in various fields in England, since 1979, including Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Casualty, Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynaecology and then was a family physician for 24 years till he retired in 2009 at the age of 60yrs to devote full time to charity work and has been the founder member and chairman of Humanitarian and Charitable ONE Trust (HACOT).

He has been a leading figure in the early establishment of Primary Care Trusts (NHS) in England in the 1990s and was a professional member of the PCT. He was also a leading GP to have achieved the highest scores in the Quality and Outcome Framework and to attain the highest targets. He was the leader of the Fundholding team of his practice, responsible for commissioning services.

He has been a member of several charities and has been the chairman on various occasions for several terms. He was responsible, as chairman, to arrange the World Trade Fair Exhibition at Earls Court Olympia in 1995.

He is married with 3 children and has 3 grandchildren. He was a very active and successful participant in the field of elocution, debating and drama and is an avid reader. He has a lot of experience working with very poor, destitute and needy individuals and has organised and participated in medical camps. He is the author of the Book, “HEADS YOU WIN TAILS YOU WIN”

He has, after retirement in 2009, spent all of his time setting up the infrastructure of the charity, monthly visits to Kenya, meeting stakeholders and attending in London at meetings of various forums including Bond, Fund Raising Standards Board, End Water Poverty and Impact Alliance all of which HACOT is a member.

He has a vast circle of friends and acquaintances and has excellent links with various organisations and community groups.

He has a proven capability as an organiser and a leader and has embarked on a full-time commitment to charity work and will develop an effective working model for (1) Poverty and hunger reduction (2) Prevention of HIV/AIDS and (3) the Provision of clean drinking water and safe sanitation for the very poor and needy people, worldwide. In the initial stages, the projects will be run in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi and progress to other countries.

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