A couple from Nuffield Health Chester Hospital are preparing to head out to Kenya on Friday (17 May) as part of a British team of surgeons from charity Hernia International in Gatundu.
Hospital director of Nuffield Health Chester Hospital John Pickering and operating department practitioner Sue Daly will be educating local hospital staff on how to treat and repair hernias, as well as performing much-needed hernia repairs on patients from the local communities.
Hernia International delivers modern techniques of hernia surgery in low-income countries. It provides men, women and children crucial hernia treatment in rural areas, where there is no direct or affordable access to medical care.
Gatundu is a small village of about 20.000 inhabitants in the province of Kiambu, an hour by car from Nairobi, which is famous for being the birthplace of Kenya’s first president Jomo Kenyata) as well as his son and current president, Uhuru Kenyata.