UNFPA partners with AMREF to supply portable ultrasound technology in Kenya

KENYA – A partnership between UNFPA, AMREF International University and the Phillips Foundation, has made available portable ultrasound technology and the training to go with it to midwives from far-flung health centers in remote parts of Kenya. Such tools are often only available at specialist health facilities located in major towns and urban areas. As a result, pregnancy complications are often only identified at great effort and expense, too late for treatment, or not at all. “When midwives become proficient in providing basic obstetric ultrasound at point of care, early…

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Amref Health Africa Group CEO appointed Africa’s Covid-19 Response team boss

KENYA – Amref Health Africa Group CEO Dr. Githinji Gitahi has been appointed commissioner of the Africa Covid-19 Response Commission by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. The announcement comes after the appointment of Ramaphosa as the African Union Champion on Covid-19 by the African Union Bureau of Assembly of Heads of State and Government (AU Bureau) at the 34th Ordinary Session of the AU held on 6th February 2021. Speaking after his appointment, Dr. Gitahi said the surges of Covid-19 in various Africa countries continue to be a growing concern,…

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