First-of-its-kind diagnostic center opens in Uganda with life-saving equipment: GE Healthcare and AFRIPHARMA partner to serve communities
GE Healthcare (www.GEHealthcare.in) (NYSE: GEHC) and medical group AFRIPHARMA announce the opening of the Afri-Egypt Health Services Center, the first of its kind in Uganda with life saving equipment from GE Healthcare. The center is located in Jinja and is expected to serve more than 60,000 people in the region, allowing better accessibility to surrounding communities.
The facility is equipped with GE equipment, including a computed tomography machine, digital mammography, x-ray, BMD, Ultrasound and life care solutions. These technologies are used in the diagnosis and treatment of various serious diseases, especially in the fields of women’s health, neonatal care, cardiology, internal medicine, HIV, infectious diseases and COVID-19.
This is a regional project between GE Healthcare and AFRIPHARMA which brought together global partners to develop the strategy, design and execution of the facility, including operations and processes, with one goal in mind: better patient care in Uganda, East Africa and in sub-Saharan Africa.
Professor Madiha Khattab, CEO AFRIPHARMA said: “This state-of-the-art healthcare facility has been built to very high standards with patients in mind despite the harsh environment of the hospital. COVID pandemic, with partners determined to bring domestic treatment to Ugandans and help improve lives ”.
Jennifer Kinyoe, Managing Director of GE Healthcare East Africa, said: “GE Healthcare has been a partner in the region for many decades, through both good and difficult times. This project is a prime example of how partners and global institutions can respond to critical local needs in Uganda. With this innovative facility, access across the country is improved, we are helping clinicians get an early diagnosis and lives will be saved. This supports our strategy in Africa to bring the best health services to patients, helping doctors and practitioners diagnose, treat and save lives. ”
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of GE.
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