In Kenya, 1 in 10 women is at risk of breast cancer. Along with cervical cancer, breast cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality among women.
Regular breast screening is one of the best ways to spot a cancer that is too small to feel or see. Early detection may increase chances of successful treatment. It is, therefore, important to be aware of your breasts at all times.
MP Shah Hospital runs a one stop clinic for breast issues. Here’s what you should expect during your breast screening appointment:
1. Breast Examination
At the breast clinic, the specialist breast surgeon examines your breast when you are sitting and/or when your are lying down. They ask you questions about your medical history, family history of breast problems and if there is medicines that you are taking and any previous breast surgery.
World Patient Safety Day is marked on 17th September each year. This is a day set aside to enhance global understanding of patient safety, increase public engagement in the safety of health care and promote global actions to enhance patient safety and reduce patient harm. The theme this year put a particular focus on safe maternal and newborn care, urging all stakeholders to ‘Act now for safe and respectful childbirth!’
The Social Service League conducted its 82nd Annual General Meeting at the Shah Meghji Rupshi Hall at the M. P. Shah Hospital, Nairobi on August 27. The meeting, was the second AGM of the Social Service League to be held on a hybrid virtual platform in real-time, attended by Chairman Dr Manoj Shah, several Board Governors, Members of the League and the senior management team in person, and followed virtually by over 70 Social Service League members who had registered in advance.
When you first find out that your child has diabetes, you may be overwhelmed with feelings of shock, disbelief, sadness, anger or even guilt. You will have to learn about diabetes and the more you learn about diabetes, the better prepared you will be to talk about it to your diabetic child and their caregivers.
There are a few things that everyone who cares for a loved one with diabetes should consider.
1. Help them to maintain a healthy lifestyle, keep track of their blood sugar levels, food and physical activity.
M.P. Shah Hospital receives a donation of fifty Oxygen Concentrators from the M.Z & K.Z Shah Foundation - a donation that will assist in decongesting our hospital since the patients with the need for high flow oxygen can use the oxygen concentrators at home.
Sunday 25th April 2021 saw a huge gathering of selfless members of The Kenya Tour Driver Guides Association who turned up at M.P. Shah Hospital to donate blood. This initiative was in partnership with Team Pankaj, a group of humanitarians who have been in the fore- front to mobilize for resources towards the support of families and individuals who have been greatly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
In recent weeks, Kenya has been experiencing acute Oxygen shortage across many healthcare facilities across the country. This has put the lives of patients with chronic health conditions and those in ICU in greater danger. This highlights the crucial importance of access to medical oxygen for treatment.
Millions of people celebrated this years’ valentine’s day in different ways. At M.P. Shah hospital, we collaborated with the Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service to mobilize people from across the City to willingly donate blood. The theme of the drive was “Show your love, share life, donate blood.”