50% of ICU Patients in Kenya's Public Hospitals Die

While challenges in the intensive care unit (ICU) contribute to deaths, what happens before a patient arrives may have just as much, if not more, impact because patients are often treated by medical officers, anaesthetists and nurses who are not trained in critical care, according to Dr Benjamin Wachira, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Aga Khan University Hospital.

A shooting victim in Mandera being prepared ready for the long journey to Nairobi for specialised treatment.

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