TEF Alumni, Andrew Etuket, is Promoting Healthy Living Through Timnath Health
Description of his business
TIMNATH Health is Kampala’s foremost facility for people seeking to improve their health and fitness. TIMNATH leverages diverse expertise in medicine, nutrition, research, design and technology to offer comprehensive health and fitness solutions to both individuals and corporates. It’s system, the TIMNATH Health Improvement System (THIS), employs a 6-stage cyclic process, i.e. Information gathering; Analysis; Design; Feedback; Implementation; and Evaluation and Monitoring. This helps the company tailor solutions to fit each client’s unique needs.
How long have you been running your business
Over 36 months.
What led him to be an entrepreneur
A doctor by profession, I spent the first seven years of my career developing my medical, research and leadership skills with several leading national health institutions, most notably the Aga Khan University Hospital Kampala. While there, I completed several professional trainings; organized several health promotion campaigns; and developed innovations that greatly contributed to expanding these institutions, earning me a series of promotions.
Despite these achievements, I encountered several people who suffered needlessly — and even died — as a result of Non -Communicable Diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure which are largely preventable. I noticed that many of the interventions from government and other stakeholders were mostly piecemeal and reactive. I felt a need for an integrated approach with a focus on prevention and health promotion. I’ve always loved leading teams, learning new things and solving customer problems.
Before the intervention: He had two workers. After the intervention: He now has five workers.
Before the intervention: He was making $2000 per annum. After the intervention: He now generates $10000 per annum.
Milestone achieved after the intervention
After selection to the programme, he has now been able to get the company premises fully operational with all the requisite equipment and have 3 added staff on payroll.