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Kutrrh Hosts Varicose Veins Screening Camp
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.)
What is post-partum preeclampsia?
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.
Kenya Cardiac Society Holds Scientific Congress
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).
Basic Kenya Sign Language Training
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).
The Chairperson of KUTRRH’s Board, Prof. Olive Mugenda and KUTRRH’s Director of Training, Research & Innovation, Dr. Chris Ouma(Left) with Dr. Yadav Siddhant (Right)
The Chairperson of KUTRRH’s Board, Prof. Olive Mugenda and KUTRRH’s Director of Training, Research & Innovation, Dr. Chris Ouma(Left) with Dr. Yadav Siddhant (Right) and his wife Mrs. Yadav. Dr. Yadav Siddhant is an Internal Medicine Consultant at MAYO Clinic-USA. He gave a public lecture on Long COVID at KUTRHH in early August.
The Chairperson of the Board of KUTRRH, Prof. Olive Mugenda attends the opening of the newly completed Rachuonyo East Sub-County Hospital at the invitation of the Governor of Homa Bay, Her Excellency Gladys Wanga. KUTRRH signed an MOU to partner with the Government of Homa Bay in various medical areas.
KMPDC officials, KU officials are shown arround the laboratory facilities of KUTRRH
KMPDC officials, KU officials are shown around the laboratory facilities of KUTRRH by part of the top management of the Hospital led by Mr. Isaac Kamau, Director - IMIC(Extreme left) & Dr. Marion Kiguoya (second right), Deputy Director - Research & Clinical Trials. The tour was part of the inspection to assess KUTRRH’s readiness to receive medical students of Kenyatta University to train at the Hospital.
The Bentall procedure is a type of cardiac surgery involving composite graft replacement of the aortic valve, aortic root, and ascending aorta,with re-implantation of the coronary arteries into the graft. This operation is used to treat the combined disease of the aortic valve and ascending aorta. The aorta is the large blood vessel (artery) that carries blood from the heart through the chest and belly to the rest of the body. The aortic valve, which is at the base of the aorta, lets blood flow from the heart into the aorta. An aneurysm (a bulge in a blood vessel) can change the shape of the aortic valve and keep the valve from working as it should.
The Bentall procedure is a type of cardiac surgery involving composite graft replacement of the aortic valve, aortic root, and ascending aorta,with re-implantation of the coronary arteries into the graft. This operation is used to treat the combined disease of the aortic valve and ascending aorta. The aorta is the large blood vessel (artery) that carries blood from the heart through the chest and belly to the rest of the body. The aortic valve, which is at the base of the aorta, lets blood flow from the heart into the aorta. An aneurysm (a bulge in a blood vessel) can change the shape
of the aortic valve and keep the valve from working as it should.
KUTRRH GETSAPPROVAL TO TRAIN MEDICal AND NURSING STUDENTS OF KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Council (KMPDC) on the instruction of the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Health conducted an inspection visit to KUTRRH on 20th July 2023. The inspection was conducted for accreditation of KUTRRH as a training site for Kenyatta University (KU) medical students in line with the Legal Notice No. 4 of 2019. Similarly, upon the directive from the CS, Health to the Nursing Council of Kenya, NCK inspected KUTRRH as a training site for KU nursing students on 10th July 2023.
11th May 2023 was big day of nurses at KUTRRH (Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral& Research Hospital). The day began with morning exercises, great recreations by the nurses and entertaining trainings in relation to healthcare services. The nurses then walked from the Hospital to Kahawa West to sensitize people to seek medical attention in KUTRRH. The theme of the Nurses Week2023 was “Our Nurses. Our Future.” The event was marked by speeches from distinguished guests who underscored the importance of the nurses’ work.
KMA holds 50th Scientific Conference
The Kenya Medical Association (KMA) held its 50th Scientific Conference in Pride Inn Paradise Hotel, Shanzu, Mombasa County from 10th to 13th May 2023. The event was well attended by over 100 people in the medical field and was graced by the Governor of Mombasa, Mr. Abdulswamad Sharrif Nassir, the CEO of MP Shah Hospital, Dr. Toseef Din and the CEO of KUTRRH Mr. Ahmed Dagane.
KUTRRH’s INSTITUtE OF SPECIALIZED NURSING HOLDS FIRST GRADUATION
The Training Institute of Specialized Nursing (TISN) in KUTRRH held its first graduation on 2nd June 2023 at the Hospital’s auditorium in honour of the class that finished in 2022 with the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Mr Harry Kimtai gracing the occasion as the Guest of Honour.The Training Institute of Specialized Nursing(TISN) was approved by the Nursing Council of Kenya in 2021 and is recognized by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) as a tertiary institution.
The First Total Laryngectomy At KUTRRH
Early this year the ENT team at KUTRRH led by Dr Getachew Beza, a head and neck surgeon, performed the first total laryngectomy, which is an operation to remove the entire voice box for advanced cancers of the voice box. The patient was a 66-year-old male patient with stage four voice box cancer. The patient has since been discharged with good outcomes and continues with follow-ups as an outpatient.
St Andrew's PCEA Donates A Wheelchair
St Andrew’s PCEA has severally shown its generosity to KUTRRH. In December 2022 the Church’s choir visited KUTRRH and sang Christmas carols for patients. The Church has also donated clothes and diapers to patients and recently they donated a wheel chair to one of the patients admitted at the hospital, Mr. Zachariah Wanyoike Thuku. He was a road accident victim in December 2022.The victim, who suffered severe injuries to both legs had been yearning for a way to regain his mobility and independence.
mental health awareness
May of each year is the Mental Health Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness and understanding about mental health issues. Mental health awareness is critical because mental health is essential to our overall well- being and quality of life. Mental health encompasses our emotional, psychological, and social well-being, and it affects how we think, feel, and behave.
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