Israel Renovates Pediatric Oncology Ward in Kenya

Israel Renovates Pediatric Oncology Ward in Kenya

  •   Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman inaugurated a pediatric oncology ward in Kenyatta National Hospital renovated by the Embassy of Israel in Nairobi.
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    Israel Renovates Pediatric Oncology Ward in Kenya
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    Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (right) and James Macharia, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Health at the inauguration ceremony Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (right) and James Macharia, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Health at the inauguration ceremony Copyright: Courtesy of Kenyatta National Hospital
    Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman (right) and James Macharia, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Health at the inauguration ceremony
     
    The event took place at Kenyatta Hospital on June 19th, as part of FM Liberman’s visit to Kenya. He was accompanied by Israel’s Ambassador to Kenya, Gil Haskel and the Embassy’s staff who spearheaded the project, which included the renovation of the ward as well as the purchase of new equipment.
     
    During the colorful ceremony Mr. James Macharia, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Health, thanked the people of Israel for their generosity and continued good relations with the Kenyan Government. He appealed to the government of Israel to consider facilitating specialized training for medical personnel. The Cabinet Secretary added that Kenya’s Ministry of Health is in the process of procuring medical equipment for the country’s public hospitals and encouraged Israeli companies to participate in the tender.
     
    Kenyatta National Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer, Lily Koros Tare, added that the ward is not only going to improve patient care but will also improve the medical staff’s work environment.
     
    The project was also sponsored by SBI Kenya, Crown Paint Kenya, Maersk Shipping Lines as well as members of the Nairobi Hebrew Congregation. The ceremony was attended by Kenyan Ambassador to Israel Lt. Gen. Augostino S. K. Njoroge, Kenyatta National Hospital staff and dignitaries from Israel and Kenya.