On April 7, 2016 In Latest News

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta today witnessed the caesarean birth of a baby boy during her visit to the Charité University Hospital, one of the largest University hospitals in Europe. Her Excellency is in Germany accompanying President Uhuru Kenyatta during an official three day state visit to the Federal Republic of Germany, from 6th to 8thApril 2016. The First Lady was received by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Henrich, Director of Obstetrics and Senior Directors and hospital staff. Established in 1710, Charité University Hospital is renowned for its excellence in teaching and training, delivered by physicians and researchers. The referral hospital is the second largest employer in Germany of over 13,000 staff, and manages extreme maternal and delicate birth cases of children some weighing less than 300gms. The First Lady toured the emergency prenatal,maternity, intensive care, surgical units wards of the hospital where shecongratulated new proud mothers and fathers.  She later held discussions with the Director and staff members where shediscussed the Beyond Zero initiative and shared her dream of building a state of the hospital for women and children. ‘My ultimate dream and goal is to expand the range of equipment available in these clinics to offer ultrasounds and diagnostic and screening equipment for cancer including cervical cancer screening and treatment’. My goal is to establish model centers that provide specialized care for mothers and children. During the tour, the FirstLady commended the work of the hospital in safe guarding the health of mothers and children and praised the staff for their dedication and compassion to service. Charité renowned for its excellence in teaching and training which is  delivered by physicians and researchers, is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe with an over 300-year history. Charité is a fully state owned public facility and lays claim to more than half of all German Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine, including Emil von Behring, Robert Koch, and Paul Ehrlich.

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