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Aga Khan University Hospital partners with Posta Corporation to launch commemorative stamps

<div><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;"><img src="/nairobi/PublishingImages/60%20years%20anniversary%20stamps%20launch%20body.jpg" alt="" style="margin: 5px;"/></span> </p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;"><strong><em>Caption:</em></strong><em> Dr Caroline Karugu, Deputy Governor, Nyeri County Government and Firoz Rasul, President, Aga Khan University (left), are joined by Ms Milka Mugwe, Managing Director, Mail Services, Posta and Dr Shawn Bolouki, CEO, Aga Khan University Hospital (right) to launch Commemorative Stamps at a Gala Dinner hosted by the Hospital to mark its 60th Anniversary.</em> </span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUH,N) has
launched commemorative stamps in partnership with the Postal Corporation of
Kenya (PCK) as part of the hospital’s 60th anniversary celebrations.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">Through the partnership PCK will be selling three different
stamps featuring three iconic buildings at the hospital. The first stamp will
feature the old ward building which was the first structure of the hospital
when it opened in 1958 with the other two featuring the Heart and Cancer Centre
and the upcoming Aga Khan University block. The stamps are available at all
Posta branches across the country.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">PCK General Manager, Mail Services Milka Mugwe hailed the
new stamps as an innovative way to tell the hospital’s story.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">“We have beautiful
collections for all Kenyans. The stamps will tell you a good story on what Aga
Khan University Hospital is doing for humanity,” she said. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">The Hospital also launched a coffee table book that
documents its history and growth. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">In July last year, AKUH,N launched activities to celebrate
the hospital’s 60 years of existence. These included six free open-heart
surgeries, 60 free PET CT scans and free medical camps targeting 6,000 Kenyans.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">“I am pleased to note that so far 1,224 doctors, mostly from
the public sector, have gone through fully sponsored Continuous Medical
Education sessions,” AKUHN’s CEO Shawn Bolouki said. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">Nyeri County Deputy Governor Dr Caroline Karugu called for
enhanced partnership between corporates and county governments to bridge the
gap in the provision of public healthcare. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">“Through the equipment leasing model for example, we now
have mammogram and MRI-Magnetic resonance imaging facilities. The gap however
remains in the expertise. I believe this is where partners like AKUH,N and
others can come in to help with the knowledge transfer so that we can empower
our hardworking and committed public health workers to do more,” she said.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">Aga Khan University President Firoz Rasul announced that
there were advanced plans to construct a 100-bed children’s specialty hospital
to provide advanced pediatric care.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: helvetica;">“We are also working on accreditation as a Stroke, Chest and
Trauma centre, the only one of its kind in the region. We plan to improve our
approach to complicated surgeries, with the introduction of gamma knife
technology,” he added.
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