Cyclone Idai: AKUH Nairobi team responds to emergency

The team of emergency medicine specialists, a paediatrician and nurses carried almost 2,000 kilograms of equipment and medical supplies to affected areas.

When the tropical cyclone Idai made landfall in mid-March in three Southern Africa countries, more than 700 people died and another 1.85 million people were affected. Among the first responders was a medical team from the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi, which arrived on March 23 in Mozambique’s coastal town of Beira

EMK Foundation

The Emergency Medicine Kenya (EMK) Foundation is a not-for-profit organization registered in Kenya in 2015 that aims to ensure timely, accessible and quality lifesaving emergency care in Kenya.