Separation of conjoined twins.
The College of Health Sciences (CHS), University of Nairobi (UON) continues to set the pace in Kenya’s health sector since it was formally recognized as a Center of Excellence in the training of health care workers by the East African Community in 2013.
Graduates from the College continue to do tremendous job in the health sector in Kenya and around the globe in addition to conducting high impact research.
The year 2016 will be reckoned at the college as it attained a key milestone. A medical team from the College’s Department of Surgery and Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) successfully separated conjoined twins in November. The successful operation which lasted for 23 hours was one of the most complex procedures to be done successfully in sub-Saharan Africa apart from South Africa.
This complex surgery comprised of multidisciplinary team of medical specialists in paediatric surgery, neurosurgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, anaesthetists and nurses. In attendance were Prof. Nimrod Mwang’ombe, (UoN) Neurosurgeon) and Prof. Julius Kyambi, (UoN Paediatric Surgeon).
This endeavour caught the eyes of the President, Uhuru Kenyatta who on his behalf and the Government, congratulated the medical team for the outstanding work and even went ahead to fete the team leaders with the State commendations.
Currently the separated twins are recovering well and will soon be discharged from hospital.