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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.kbctv.co.ke/blog/2017/06/08/first-lady-to-unveil-latest-technology-on-heart-diseases/

First Lady to unveil latest technology on heart diseases

June 8, 2017 Claire Wanja Aga Khan Hospital, Cath Lab, First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, Heart Disease


By PSCU

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta is on Friday expected to unveil the latest technology on heart disease when she officially launches the Cardiology Programme at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa.

The First Lady will launch the modern and State of the art digital flat-panel detector and fluoroscopic x-ray system at the hospital’s refurbished cardiac catheterization laboratory (Cath Lab).

The Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa becomes the first health facility in the country to install this latest technology. It also marks the first time that advanced heart disease procedures can be performed in Kenya, outside Nairobi.

The first such procedure was successfully performed at the hospital on Wednesday.

Over 20 different procedures can be performed under the new Cath Lab which has a capacity for 15 patients per day, according to Cardiologists at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa.

These procedures include Diagnostic coronary angiography, Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and stenting for patients with damaged heart vessels, Temporary Transvenous Pacemaker insertion and intra-aortic balloon pump insertion.

Other procedures that will now be locally available are Pacemaker and automatic defibrillator implantation (epicardial, transvenous), Diagnostic peripheral angiography for patients with peripheralarterial occlusive disease and Port Cath and PICC line insertion for administration of chemotherapy.

Patients with such problems as Right heart catheterization requiring further evaluation for heart failure, Valvular heart diseases and Pulmonary hypertension will also be assisted as will those with inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement challenges.

“The Cath Lab aims to provide cost effective and accessible treatment for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) locally”, said Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa, Chief Executive Officer, Mr Ifran Khan today.

Mr Khan said the new technology will cut on the large numbers of Kenyans travelling to other countries to seek interventions over heart problems.

The Cardiology programme that the First Lady launches tomorrow offers a continuum of high quality health services, ranging from emergency treatment of various heart diseases such as heart attack, high blood pressure, heart failure and cardiac rehabilitation.

The rehabilitation, expansion and modernization of facilities at Aga Khan Hospitals in Mombasa and Kisumu are being funded by the Francaise de Development (AFD) and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

Princess Zahra Aga Khan and members of the Aga Khan Health Services (K) board are also expected to join the First Lady at Friday’s function that brings together over 150 health professionals and partners.
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http://www.kbctv.co.ke/blog/2017/06/09/latest-technology-on-heart-complication-to-save-thousands-says-first-lady/


First Lady: Latest heart complication technology to save thousands
June 9, 2017 Grace Maina Aga Khan Hospital, cardiac complications, Cath Lab, First Lady, heart complication


By PSCU/Grace Maina

The latest technology on cardiac complications is now locally available and Kenyans with heart problems can seek intervention without the need to travel abroad.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta unveiled the modern and State of the art digital flat-panel detector and fluoroscopic x-ray system at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa’s refurbished cardiac catheterization laboratory (Cath-Lab).

She also inaugurated the hospital’s cardiology program during the ceremony also graced by the Aga Khan Health Services Board Executive Committee chair, Princess Zahra Aga Khan , Regional Director, French Development Agency (AFD), Mr Bruno De Prince and several foremost cardiologists and partners.

The Cath-Lab, latest in Kenya and the first of its kind outside Nairobi, can offer more than 20 heart-related services and has a capacity to handle 15 patients with cardiac problems per day.

Medical procedures that can be sorted at the Cath-Lab include Diagnostic coronary angiography, Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and stenting for patients with damaged heart vessels, Temporary Transvenous Pacemaker insertion and intra-aortic balloon pump insertion.

Other procedures that will now be locally available are Pacemaker and automatic defibrillator implantation (epicardial, transvenous), Diagnostic peripheral angiography for patients with peripheralarterial occlusive disease and Port Cath and PICC line insertion for administration of chemotherapy.

Patients with such problems as Right heart catheterization requiring further evaluation for heart failure, Valvular heart diseases and Pulmonary hypertension will also be assisted as will those with inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement challenges

The First Lady described the Cath-Lab as a historical, important initiative and the most innovative investment that will expand access to quality diagnostic, timely and accurate treatment not only to the people of the coastal region, but the entire country.

The First Lady said the visionary project promises to offer many Kenyans readily available and diagnostic treatment, as well as training for medical professionals and research.

“I am confident that together we will find the right approach to increase public awareness and develop practical and sustainable solutions to treatment for cardiovascular diseases’’, she said

She said besides enhancing access to health facilities, the new Cath-Lab will also offload the existing pressure on Referral Hospitals and medical specialists.

The First Lady said coronary artery diseases continue to be a major threat in Sub-Saharan Africa including Kenya where more than 30,000 avoidable deaths occur annually, mostly affecting the younger generation in the productive age segment.

“Dealing with this new phenomenon requires an aligned vision, cultivation of reliable and strong partnerships between the public sector, professionals, development partners and the private sector”, said the First Lady.

She said that during her four-year journey with the Beyond Zero initiative, travelling across 47 counties, she had witnessed the invaluable and pivotal role that partnerships play in positively impacting communities and complimenting Government effort to expand access to quality, timely and affordable healthcare.

“Which is why I am so thrilled to be part of this partnership today that will have a direct bearing on targeting poor households and vulnerable citizens’’, she said

The First Lady said Kenya has spent the last decade addressing the issue of quality healthcare access where the country has registered laudable success.

The Cardiology program offers a continuum of high quality health services, ranging from emergency treatment of various heart diseases such as heart attack, high blood pressure, heart failure and cardiac rehabilitation.

The rehabilitation, expansion and modernization of facilities at Aga Khan Hospitals in Mombasa and Kisumu are being funded by the AFD and the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

Princess Zahra said the presence of the First Lady at the ceremony demonstrated the strong and important partnership between the Government and the AKDN.

She said besides training of health professionals, the Aga Khan Health Services provided health care to over 1 million Kenyans last year.

Princess Zahra said the Cardiology Program is an important step by the Aga Khan Health Services and a similar program is planned for Kisumu City.

She however underlined the need for sustainability, capacity building and continued partnership with the government for the program to successfully continue saving lives.

AKDN (Kenya) Diplomatic Representative Dr. Azim Lakhani and the Aga Khan Council for Kenya President Mr Nawaaz Gulam also attended the ceremony.










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PostPosted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2017/06/10/first-lady-opens-new-lab-for-heart-conditions-in-aga-khan-mombasa_c1577440


First Lady opens new lab for heart conditions in Aga Khan, Mombasa

Jun. 10, 2017, 1:00 am
By PSCU


The latest technology in the treatment of cardiac complications is now locally available and Kenyans with heart problems can seek help without having to travel abroad.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Friday unveiled the state-of-the-art digital flat-panel detector and fluoroscopic X-ray system at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa, in the refurbished catheterisation laboratory. She also inaugurated the hospital’s cardiology programme during the ceremony, which was also attended by Aga Khan Health Services Board executive committee chairman Princess Zahra Aga Khan, French Development Agency regional director Bruno De Prince and several cardiologists and other project partners.

The cath-lab, the latest in Kenya and the first of its kind outside Nairobi, can offer more than 20 heart-related services and has the capacity to handle 15 patients with cardiac problems per day.

Patients requiring further evaluation for heart failure, valvular heart diseases and pulmonary hypertension will also be assisted, as will those with inferior vena cava filter placement problems.

“I’m confident that together we will find the right approach to increase public awareness and develop practical and sustainable solutions to treatment of cardiovascular diseases,” Kenyatta said.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 11:58 pm    Post subject: Tanzania: Princess Zahra Aga Khan Launches Modern Lab Reply with quote

http://allafrica.com/stories/201706120258.html

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11 June 2017

Tanzania: Princess Zahra Launches Modern Lab

Dar es Salaam — Princess Zahra Aga Khan on Friday launched the new state-of-the-art medical laboratory and a low-cost inpatient unit at the Aga Khan Hospital here.

The new lab is part of Aga Khan Hospital's expansion project which is estimated to cost around $80 million.

The amount includes an extra $53.5 million as a loan from the French Development Agency. It has also acquired $26.3 million as a grant from the Aga Khan Development Network.

The hospital is set to undergo expansion in its second phase by constructing a new 14,000 square metre wing.

The laboratory is designed to cater for routine and specialised tests within healthcare services, said the hospital management.

The facility will enable the Aga Khan Hospital to expand laboratory services by introducing advanced testing for blood transfusion, medicines, tuberculosis diagnosis, molecular biology laboratory tests and cancer diagnostics in the country.

According to Dr Omer Sherman, director of Laboratory at Aga Khan Hospital, the new facility has now been recommended for accreditation by internationally recognised organisations.

"The accreditation along with the already established quality management system and competent personnel will allow the hospital to provide comprehensive, appropriate, and timely investigations of the highest quality, serving our patients more effectively," he said.

A 20-bed general inpatient low cost unit, which was inaugurated alongside the new lab, aims at increasing access to health services to patients in Tanzania.

According to Sisawo Konteh, chief operating officer, the unit, like other services in the hospital, will now provide the same quality care and international standards in terms of space, utilities and other aspects of management, clinical and support services.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:08 am    Post subject: Princess Zahra at Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa Reply with quote

Today's Coastweek newspaper (15-22 June 2017 edition) gives several photos and news on Aga Khan Hospital and the recent visit of Princess Zahra with Lady Kenyatta.







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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First heart laboratory outside Nairobi opened at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa

The first heart laboratory outside Nairobi has been opened at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa.

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta led a colourful inauguration ceremony of the state-of-the-art cardiac catheterisation laboratory that was also graced by Princess Zahra Aga Khan and other dignitaries.
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Aga Khan Hospital announces free reconstructive surgery

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The Aga Khan Hospital (AKHD), in collaboration with the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) and Women for Women Foundations will conduct a free plastic and reconstructive surgery camp in Dar es Salaam. The project is also targeting female children.

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Tanzania: Thousands Show Up for Free Medical Screening in Dar

Dar es Salaam — Thousands of people from various parts of Dar es Salaam today Sept 6 have showed up at a free health screening event taking place at Mnazi Mmoja grounds.

The event, which is a result of a media campaign organised by the Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner, Mr Paul Makonda, has brought together healthcare providers from both private and public health institutions including Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) and Aga Khan Hospital, who are conducting medical screening on both communicable and non-communicable diseases.

The doctors are offering free consultation and basic health checks on cancer, cardiovascular, diabetes and hypertension, amongst other health complications.

Dr Harrison Chuwa, a consultant oncologist at Aga Khan Hospital, said cervical and breast cancer were the most frequently diagnosed health complications among majority of women who turned out at the screening.

"What I have learnt is that there are so many people outside there with cancer complications but they don't know that they have the disease, therefore, I encourage more people to come and get diagnosed," he said.

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