Varicose veins screening camps serve as a model for proactive healthcare initiatives emphasizing the importance of early detection and intervention. Varicose veins are dilated veins that are visible on the skin surface that cause irritation hence hindering effective blood flow that results in venous ulcers. They may seem benign but it is important to treat them and prevent the patient from developing venous ulcers (a wound that does not heal) and deep venous thrombosis (a clot within the deep venous system.)
The joy of welcoming a newborn into the world can be an extraordinary experience for parents. However, there are certain medical conditions that can pose a serious threat to the health of the mother. Such was the case for Purity Mwangi a brave and resilient woman who battled postpartum eclampsia after her third pregnancy. Having successfully navigated the joys and challenges of motherhood twice before, she felt well-prepared for the journey.
The Kenya Cardiac Society held its 40th Scientific Congress at the end of July 2023 at the Sarova Whitesands Hotel in Mombasa. The Congress serves as a platform for the exchange of ideas,collaboration and the dissemination of knowledge from Kenya and across the region on cardiovascular diseases (CVDs).Kenya Cardiac Society (KCS) is a professional society that was founded in 1981 to bring together health professionals with an interest in cardiovascular diseases (CVDs).
According to Duncan Busuru, the International Relations Officer at the Integrated Molecular Imaging Centre (IMIC). “Passionate about improving patient journey, he was delighted to be nominated in the 2023 cohort in basic sign language training sponsored by the National Council for Persons with Disability (NCPWD).