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

Mass Casualty Triage (‪#‎Garissa‬, ‪#‎Westgate‬)

Triage is a fast, challenging and unforgiving dance with life and death. Those who have the task will carry the memory of the decisions they were forced to make forever. START is, at best, an imperfect solution to an almost impossible problem.