Aga Khan University Hospital Launches Commemorative Stamps For 60 Years’ Anniversary

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Firoz Rasul (left), President Aga Khan University and Dr. Caroline Karugu (second left), Nyeri County Deputy Governor are joined by Ms Milka Mugwe (second right), General Manager, Mail Services of Posta and Dr.Shawn Bolouki (left), the CEO of Aga Khan University Hospital to launch Commemorative Stamps at a Gala Dinner hosted by the Hospital to mark its 60th Anniversary.

The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi (AKUHN) has partnered with the Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK) and launched commemorative stamps as part of the hospital’s 60th Anniversary celebrations.

Through the partnership PCK will be selling three different stamps featuring three iconic buildings at the hospital. The first stamp will feature the old ward building which was the first structure of the hospital when it opened in 1958. The stamps also include the Heart and Cancer Centre and the upcoming Aga Khan University block.

PCK’s General Manager, Mail Services Milka Mugwe hailed the new stamps as an innovative way to tell the story of the hospital.

“We have beautiful collections for all Kenyans. The stamps will tell you a good story on what Aga Khan University Hospital is doing for humanity,” she said.

The three stamps that were unveiled during the hospital’s 60th celebrations gala dinner are now available at all Posta branches across the country.

In July last year, AKUHN launched activities to celebrate the hospital’s 60 years’ celebrations. These included six free open-heart surgeries and 60 free PET CT and free medical camps targeting 6000 Kenyans.

“I am pleased to note that so far 1,224 doctors, mostly from the public sector, have gone through fully sponsored Continuous Medical Education sessions,” AKUHN’s CEO Shawn Bolouki noted of another activity of the celebrations.

In her speech, Chief Guest and Nyeri County Deputy Governor Dr. Caroline Karugu called for more partnerships between corporates and county governments to bridge the gap in the provision of public healthcare.

“Through the equipment leasing model for example, we now have Mammogram and MRI-Magnetic resonance imaging facilities. The gap however remains in the expertise. I believe this is where partners like AKUHN and others can come in to help with the knowledge transfer so that we can empower our hardworking and committed public health workers to do more,” she said.

During the gala dinner, Aga Khan University President Firoz Rasul announced that there were advanced plans to put 100 bed children specialty hospital to provide advanced pediatric care.

“We are also working on accreditation as a Stroke, Chest and Trauma centre, the only one of its kind in the region. And we plan to improve our approach to complicated surgeries, with the introduction of Gamma knife technology,” he added.