Kenyatta National Hospital
Prof. Peter Ndaguatha using one of the microscopes at the newly opened laboratory.
University of Nairobi, College of Health Sciences and Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) have opened the first ever Ear Training Laboratory in Kenya.
The Temporal Bone Laboratory which is located at KNH, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) clinic is one of its kind in sub-Saharan Africa and will be used to train surgeons.
The facility was equipped through a donation by Operation Ear Drop from Netherlands and officially opened by H.E. Frans Makken, the Dutch Ambassador to Kenya, on 24th November, 2015. It has six state-of-art microscopes and dissection instruments.
The official opening of the laboratory by the Dutch Ambassador to Kenya.
The Dutch Ambassador said ears are important parts of the body that not only contribute to hearing but also maintain the body balance and people with hearing disability are disadvantaged in communication and are highly exposed to accidents.
OED chairperson Dr. Chimmy Omamo-Olende, said she was thankful for having a strong partnership with UoN and KNH, adding that they are committed to restoring the gift of hearing globally.
CHS Principal Prof. Issac Kibwage was represented at the event by Prof. Peter Ndaguatha, who heads CHS’ Department of Surgery.
Prof Ndaguatha was also thankful to the sponsors of the laboratory saying UoN continues to work with KNH for the common good of patients.
KNH management promised to continue to work with UoN to provide quality medical services to all patients at the hospital.
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