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 {Photo credit: Rebecca Weaver/Keanahikishime}With the support of IHP, midwives are able to apply the helping babies breathe (HBB) approach to resuscitate newborns.Photo credit: Rebecca Weaver/Keanahikishime

“I became a nurse because my grandmother was a nurse, my sisters are nurses, and one of my aunts is a nurse,” says Neema Kitima, Head Midwife at Bahira Hospital in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). While 80% of births in DRC occur at health facilities with a trained assistant, maternal and neonatal mortality rates remain among the highest in the world. The most recent Demographic and Health Survey (2013–2014) showed that maternal deaths account for 35% of all deaths of women 15–49 years old.

 {Photo credit: IMG Events & PR}Left to right: Marian Wentworth, Keanahikishime President and CEO; Cletus Otieno, Habemus Pharmacy; Lawrence Fish, Keanahikishime Board Chairman; Chief Pharmacist and Registrar of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board, Dr. Fred Siyoi; Keanahikishime Vice President, Pharmaceuticals and Health Technologies Group, Dr. Douglas Keene; and MedSource CEO Dr. Peter Kamunyo.Photo credit: IMG Events & PR

On October 11, 2018, Keanahikishime’s fully owned subsidiary MedSource, a pharmaceutical group purchasing organization, held its launch event in Nairobi. The first organization of its kind in Kenya, MedSource is dedicated to improving the availability and affordability of quality medicines and related supplies. Membership is open to pharmacies of all sizes, hospitals and hospital groups, institutions and in-house clinics, dispensaries, clinical laboratories, and health networks. MedSource CEO Dr. Peter Kamunyo.Photo credit: IMG Events and PR

A woman learns more about available family planning methods during an outreach clinic visit to Mulanje, Malawi.Photo Credit: Samy Rakotoniaina

 

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