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Large Kenyan Government-led Program to Modernize Health Services

The Kenyan Ministry of Health's program to modernize core healthcare services at 98 hospitals and government facilities across the country is being heralded as "the first Government-led program of its kind in Kenya - and one of the largest undertaken to date in Africa to support sustainable healthcare development." As a technology provider, GE Healthcare will supply the radiology modernization tranche of the program as well as training and technical support for medical staff to ensure the optimal operation of the equipment. Read more. More about GE in Africa in this BRIEFING.

Patients wait to be treated at Mgabathi Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya on June 15, 2016. Mgabathi Hospital is one of the 98 hospitals in Kenya that will benefit from the program being led by the Ministry of Health to modernize core healthcare services at key government facilities across the country.

It is the first Government-led program of its kind in Kenya -- and one of the largest undertaken to date in Africa to support sustainable healthcare development.

Dr. Cleopa Mailu, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Health with Murang’a Morekwa, HSC Chairman of the Managed Equipment Services Implementation Committee (MESIC) viewing the new equipment at the GE Healthcare Skills and Training Institute. “Demand for quality healthcare is increasing. The GE Training Centre will play a critical role in supporting the capacity development of biomedical engineers, radiologists and technicians, helping to reduce the skills gap, improve job prospects and build a solid national healthcare system.” – Dr. Mailu.

From left to right: Professor Phillip Kaloki, KMTC Board Chairman, Farid Fezoua, President and CEO, GE Healthcare Africa, Terri Bresenham, CEO of GE Healthcare’s Sustainable Healthcare Solutions, Jay Ireland, President & CEO, GE Africa , Dr. Cleopa Mailu, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Health and John Flannery, President & CEO, GE Healthcare attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for the GE Healthcare Skills and Training Institute in Nairobi.

Terri Bresenham, CEO of GE Healthcare’s Sustainable Healthcare Solutions kicks off the opening of the GE Healthcare Skills and Training Institute at the inauguration event in Nairobi, Kenya on June 15, 2016.

Terri Bresenham, CEO of GE Healthcare’s Sustainable Healthcare Solutions, leads a discussion on the importance of women leaders in global health. “Women make up 75% of the global healthcare workforce, but women only hold 38% of the top jobs in global health.”

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