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Assisting local health system with technological knowledge. Kenya (archives) Photo: AP
Assisting local health system with technological knowledge. Kenya (archives) Photo: AP
 
 

Israelis help Kenya save lives

African country's Health Ministry to set up network of clinics according to model adopted from Jerusalem's Terem emergency medical centers

Ari Galahar
Published: 09.01.11, 09:21 / Israel Activism

The Kenyan Ministry of Health has decided to adopt the model of the Terem emergency medical centers in Jerusalem, and set up a similar chain of clinics in the country.

 

The ministry's director-general visited Israel recently, accompanied by members of her staff. The delegation signed an agreement with Terem for the establishment of independent emergency medical centers in Kenya.

 

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The ministry will also purchase different technologies from the Israeli chain, which were developed by Assistant Medical Director Dr. Nahum Kovalski, including a software for transferring images and diagnoses from the emergency centers to doctors and hospitals at a higher resolution.

 

According to initial estimates, the move will cost the Kenyans hundreds of thousands of dollars. At this stage it is unclear how many emergency medical centers they will want to establish.

 

Teams headed by Dr. Kovalski visited Kenya over the past year in order to assist the local health system with technological knowledge.

 

According to Kovalski, this important goal of advancing health services in Africa will help save many of the country's citizens who are currently lacking suitable treatment.

 

 

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