DR AMIR LAKHA
(M.B., Ch.B., MSc (Edin), DPM (RCP Lond & RCS Eng)
Dr Lakha was born in Mombasa, Kenya. He has worked in various fields, in Kenya and England, including Paediatrics, Orthopaedics, Casualty, Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Psychological Medicine, Public Health Administration, Infection Control, Pain Management and then was a family physician for 24 years till he retired in 2009 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 1990s and was a professional member of the PCT. He was also a leading GP to have achieved the highest scores in 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 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 5 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 has presented a Seminar on Smart Cities for Refugees at the Annual General Meeting of the World Bank in Washington, U.S.A. and also spoken on Conflicts and Poverty at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, U.S.A. He has received an Award as a Fabulous CSR Global Leader from the World CSR Congress. He is the author of the Book, “HEADS YOU WIN TAILS YOU WIN”
He has, after retirement in 2009, spent all of his time in setting up the infrastructure of the charity, monthly visits to Kenya, meeting stakeholders and attendance in London at meetings of various forums including Bond, Fund Raising Standards Board, End Water Poverty and Impact Alliance.
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 full-time commitment to charity work and has developed an effective working model for
- Poverty and hunger reduction – Economic Empowerment
- Refugees of the World
- Global Peace
- Smart Cities
- CSR Projects with NGO collaboration
- Effective Education
- Achievement of Happiness
At the initial stages the projects were run in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Burundi and will progress to other countries. He is personally funding the costs of his travel, accommodation, transport and other related expenses as well as the office expenses for the office in London and the capital cost for building, furnishing and equipping of HACOT CENTRE in Mombasa, Kenya