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2018 HEART RUN

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Nairobi, March 17th, 2018: Hundreds of Kenyans today gathered at Uhuru Gardens Nairobi to participate in The Karen Hospital Heart Run.
The Run which is one of Kenya’s major charity sporting events has over the years attracted thousands of participants from across the country. Today’s event attracted more than 10,000 participants.
The event was officially launched by Nairobi County Executive of Health, Dr. Hitan Chhagan Majevda. In his address, he urged participants to adopt healthy lifestyles to maintain healthy hearts.
“The World Health Organization (WHO) has listed heart diseases among the highest killer diseases across the world. Heart diseases are mostly lifestyles diseases...

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2017 TKHMTC 2ND GRADUATION

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NAIROBI, Thursday, December 7th, 2017: Training institutions have been urged to work together and develop strategies geared towards narrowing the growing skills gaps for health specialists in Kenya.
The Karen Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Betty Gikonyo said this during the 2nd graduation ceremony of The Karen Hospital Medical Training College (TKHMTC).
Her remarks come just six days after the release of a report by the Human Resource Development Unit of the Ministry of Health which indicated that Kenya is facing a severe shortage of specialist skills, hampering it’s plans to provide universal healthcare.
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2017 HEART TO HEART FOUNDATION GALA DINNER

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Nairobi, December 14th, 2017: The Karen Hospital’s Heart to Heart Foundation has been lauded for enabling hundreds of children from less privileged families undergo open heart surgeries.
Former Chairman of the Kenya Revenue Authority Board of Directors, Major (Rtd) Marsden Madoka noted that the medical charity foundation has over the years raised funds which have assisted more than 400 beneficiaries undergo open heart surgeries, in the process giving the young ones a second lease of life.
“This year alone, 12 beneficiaries were able to undergo open heart surgeries, thanks to your generous contributions! So far the foundation has been able to provide open heart surgeries to more than 400 beneficiaries,” he stated.
The cost of conducting an open heart surgery ranges from ...

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New Job Vacanies

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IVF Camp

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CEO visit to London for the African Health Care Summit

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The 7th Edition of the African Healthcare Summit was held in London in March 2015. This is a forum for doctors, CEO’s of hospitals and hospital administrators to discuss the challenges that they face in their countries in regards to provision of quality healthcare.

Dr. Betty Gikonyo, CEO, the Karen Hospital was one of the speakers at the conference where she discussed “How to Engage African Diaspora in PPPs and the development of the African Healthcare Sectors.”

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The Karen Hospital Awards

The Karen Hospital Awards

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Employee of the Month Award
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This award was given to Catheterization(Cath Lab) Nurse Samuel Kingori, it is in memory of Nurse Kanai of the Nairobi Clinic who worked exemplarily well with the whole team. Nurse Kingori has been in Karen Hospital since 2006 and has won several awards for his good work.

He assist in the diagnosis and intervention procedures in the lab, that deals with various issues including the Heart, Brain, Kidneys, Liver, Upper and Lower limbs.

“It is a privilege to work in the Cath lab. I want to grow my skills and become an electrophysiology technician, most patients who need these services must go out of the country, I want to avail it for them here. I love my job, I love saving peoples lives” Nurse Kingori said.

His Awards Include:

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The Karen Hospital Theatre Department

Theatre Department

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Theatre Environment

Theatre Environment

The team has been known to display the best customer service in the hospital. Wesley Lemanyang is one of the students attached to the hospital, when interviewed he stated that, he would love to enhance his studies in Theatre nursing. He claims that after his experience in the department he learnt the most, as compared to other departments, and would love to come back after his graduation to further grow with the department.

Ms Julia attributes this kind of behavior to having a purposeful objective for the department,”There is great satisfaction from seeing a patient who was immobile, down and almost lifeless, get up and live life again. It fills us, it completes us.”

The equipment found in the theatre labs of the Karen Hospital a...

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The president’s visit to the hospital

Heart to Heart Foundation

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We are honored to have hosted the sitting president of the Republic of Kenya his excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, whose visit entailed a tour of various departments at the hospital: radiology, paediatric just to mention a few. The technicians had an opportunity to illustrate to the president various functionalities of the equipment used in their respective departments. As a result most of them were motivated by this rare opportunity.

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Heart to Heart Foundation

Heart to Heart Foundation

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It starts as an irritation of the throat, then fever sets in, painful joints and a running nose. For most people there are several home remedies that will cure this sore throat. Some include taking concoctions that have ginger, lemon, garlic and some hot water. For others it is some over the counter throat lozenges, some antibiotics and syrup or gaggling salty water. Others just let the symptoms go away by themselves. These remedies often work however, they have not solved the problem in its entirety.

If strep throat isn’t treated with antibiotics you will cont...

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