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170+ public health facilities with emergency services on Google maps

Dr. Benjamin Wachira, Ass. Prof. Emergency Medicine at AKUH and Claude Blatter – GBM Africa Lead

Google in partnership with Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation (EMKF), Ministry of Health and BP Systems Online, have mapped public hospitals with emergency medical care services across the country on Search and Maps enabling Kenyans to navigate online with ease by searching “emergency centre near me” and find their closest hospital as
part of Project 47: Emergency Departments in 47 Counties . Additionally, patients can now easily find opening times, contact numbers and the emergency services offered in the public hospitals online.

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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

Universal Emergency Care Coverage in Kenya 2018-2022

The Government of Kenya is committed to fulfilling the requirements in the Constitution that guarantees all citizens the right of access to quality healthcare, including reproductive health and emergency treatment. The Ministry of Health has developed the Emergency Medical Care Policy 2018–2030 which provides a framework for the provision of an Emergency Medical Care Fund and establishment of an efficient Emergency Medical Care System for all.

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