Philips, Gertrude partner to screen pregnancies

Author: Jemimah Wangui, Capital FM (Kenya), Published on: 19 June 2013

Royal Phillips in partnership with Gertrude’s Foundation unveiled a free maternity ultra- sound screening camp in the Githogoro slum...“The ultra- sound initiative is aimed at detecting early abnormalities in women. Also women who have complications can visit the gynecologist to have their cases examined and treatment administered,” General Manager Phillips Healthcare Africa Peter van de Ven said. Gertrude’s Foundation manager Carol Murithi said “this clinic was founded after community leaders approached us due to the high mortality rates. Many women also gave birth in unsanitary conditions because they had miscalculated their due dates and not booked themselves into a hospital in advance.” “We have trained some physicians and medical students on how to use the machines and the importance of the procedure and we hope that the skills they have acquired will be used to help women and salvage the lives of the unborn babies,” said Ulrich Klous, the Business Development Manager for the Ultra – sound initiative. .

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