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GE Healthcare’s Versana Premier: Driving Access to Affordable Healthcare in South Africa

The launch took place in multiple customer sites in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town

GE Healthcare (www.GEHealthcare.com) has today announced the launch of Versana Premier for the first time in South Africa. The launch took place in multiple customer sites in Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town. Versana Premier is part of the Versana ultrasound family, which comprises of solutions that help empower care without…

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Fight against cancer: GE Healthcare collaborates with Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) to advance early cancer detection in Nigeria

GE Healthcare has partnered with the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) to supply latest technology in computed tomography (CT), Discovery RT, to Lagos University Teaching Hospital

Partnership will ensure provision of latest technology to enable early diagnostics and better treatment for cancer patients; NSIA- LUTH Cancer Center (NLCC) is the first hospital in West Central Africa to install GE Healthcare’s Discovery RT CT. GE Healthcare (www.GEHealthcare.com) has partnered with the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) to…

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    • Andrew Waititu, General Manager, General Electric Healthcare, East Africa, gives students a tour of the equipment at the GE Healthcare Training Centre. GE and Young Scientists Kenya hosted a workshop to discuss the importance of STEM careers to develop innovative solutions for diverse challenges in the country.
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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers can help unlock solutions for social and economic challenges

In Africa, less than 2% of students, under 18, finish school with vital Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) studies and careers are becoming increasingly important in order to prepare students to develop innovative solutions to solve challenges in diverse sectors. General Electric (GE) (www.GE.com) and Young Scientists Kenya (YSK.co.ke) hosted a workshop to sensitize male and female secondary school students on the benefits…

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    • The upgrade to SIGNA Explorer G2 will lead to improved operational experience and patient satisfaction through shorter scans and fewer repeated scans
    • The new Senographe Pristina mammography system is designed to make breast screening more comfortable and inviting for patients
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    • Dr. Amaresh Ranchod (Radiologist from NRS Inc), Tlotlo Kgaye (radiographer from NRS Inc) and Dr. Sam Palliam (Radiol
    • Tlotlo Kgaye (Radiographer from NRS Inc)
    • (from left to right) Dr. Dipesh Jogi (Radiologist NRS Inc), Dr. Ashesh Ranchos (Radiologist NRS Inc), Graham Maritz
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South Africa’s National Radiology Services Inc. (NRS) Unveils GE Healthcare’s New Mammography System and Upgrades MRI System

National Radiology Services Incorporated (NRS) also launched its upgraded SIGNA* Explorer G2 MRI, which will offer increased diagnostic quality, patient comfort and enable clinicians improve workflow

South Africa’s  National Radiology Services Incorporated (NRS) at the Netcare Waterfall City Private Hospital has launched the new Senographe Pristina mammography (https://bit.ly/2rdzE1B) system, designed to make breast screening more comfortable and inviting for patients. NRS Inc also launched its upgraded SIGNA* Explorer G2 MRI, which will offer increased diagnostic quality, patient comfort…

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    • Rita Owino, Market Development Director for GE Healthcare's Primary & Referral Care initiative in Africa, takes the First Lady H.E. Margaret Kenyatta through the GE stand at the 2nd Beyond Zero Medical Safari in Kisumu, Kenya
    • Rita Owino, Market Development Director for GE Healthcare's Primary & Referral Care initiative in Africa, takes the First Lady H.E. Margaret Kenyatta through the GE stand at the 2nd Beyond Zero Medical Safari in Kisumu, Kenya. The First Lady of Kenya was accompanied by the First Lady of Mozambique, H.E. Isaura Nyusi
    • GE Healthcare collaborates with Beyond Zero Initiative to provide antenatal, fetal, and cardiovascular healthcare services in Kisumu County, Kenya
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GE Healthcare collaborates with Beyond Zero Initiative to increase access to primary healthcare services

GE Healthcare and Beyond Zero Initiative are teaming up to improve access to quality and affordable primary healthcare services in Kisumu County

GE Healthcare (www.GEHealthcare.com) is participating in the 2nd Beyond Zero Medical Safari to provide antenatal, fetal, and cardiovascular healthcare services in Kisumu County; GE Healthcare is focused on primary and referral care initiatives that improve access to quality and affordable care through medical technologies as well as training and capacity…

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    • In 2016, GE inaugurated a Healthcare Training Institute in Kenya designed to train health professionals. Over 1,000 professionals have benefited from the institute since its launch.
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General Electric trains more than 100 radiology professionals on latest medical imaging technologies and techniques

More than 100 radiologists and radiographers from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania attended the sessions on “Interventional Radiology”

Educational sessions exposed practitioners to latest techniques and technologies on medical imaging; More than 100 radiologists and radiographers from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania attended the sessions on “Interventional Radiology”; Leading institutions have recognized the value of intra-operative imaging to help clinicians confidently and more completely resect tumours that previously seemed…

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    • (left – right) Shawn Bolouki, Chief Executive Officer , Aga Khan University Hospital, Farid Fezoua, President & CEO, GE Africa and Prof. Gustav von Schulthess, Nuclear Medicine Department, University Hospital, Zurich at the PET CT and Cyclotron Symposium
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GE Healthcare and Aga Khan University Hospital host PET CT and Cyclotron Symposium on the Diagnosis and Management of Cancer

Over 200 healthcare specialists from across East Africa and two world renowned cancer experts were in attendance

The symposium focused on PET CT and Cyclotron diagnostics in anticipation to the first to be launched at Aga Khan University Hospital, a first in Sub-Saharan Africa excluding South Africa; Over 200 healthcare specialists from across East Africa and two world renowned cancer experts were in attendance. Aga Khan University…

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GE Healthcare and Society of Radiography in Kenya (SORK) Sign Partnership to Enhance Radiography Training

Training will focus on essential radiography skills to optimise efficiency

The training partnership between GE Healthcare (www.GEHealthcare.com) and Society of Radiography in Kenya will equip a minimum of 140 radiographers on the latest radiography technologies. Training will focus on essential radiography skills to optimise efficiency GE Healthcare and the Society of Radiography in Kenya (SORK) today announced a 2-year partnership…

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    • GE Healthcare’s portable handheld ultrasound device is designed to help primary healthcare workers estimate gestational age, better plan and manage pregnancies, and conduct examinations that may result in the early detection of potentially life-threatening pregnancy complications
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Kisumu County and GE Healthcare roll out new maternal and newborn health initiative

In addition to the equipment and training, GE Healthcare will provide monitoring and evaluation (M&E) advisory support to the county

Twelve nurses and clinical officers have each received over 70 hours of training on the use of GE (www.GE.com) Healthcare’s portable handheld ultrasound device designed to help primary healthcare workers estimate gestational age, better plan and manage pregnancies, and conduct examinations that may result in the early detection of potentially…

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GE, Lagos State Government Sign Agreement on Power, Healthcare, Skills Development

In Power, the collaboration is focused on working with the state government to provide the generation capacity (MW) needed by Lagos State to power industries and households

GE (NYSE: GE) (www.GE.com), the world’s premier digital industrial company and the Lagos State Government have agreed to pool their resources for the development of critical infrastructure in the state in the areas of Power, Healthcare and Skills Development. This was announced during the signing of a Support and Cooperation…