County to partner with Baker Institute in rolling out Program on restoring hearing in children and adults at Nakuru Teaching and Referral Hospital

The County government of Nakuru will partner with Baker Institute in rolling out Program on restoring hearing in children and adults at Nakuru Teaching and Referral Hospital.

This was revealed on Thursday February 8 during a meeting between Governor Susan Kihika and Ms Jennifer Jordan McCall, the President of the Baker Institute for Children with Hearing Loss, Stanford University.

“I was excited today to meet Ms Jennifer Jordan McCall, the President of the Baker Institute for Children with Hearing Loss, Stanford University to discuss about starting a program to restore hearing in children and adults at Nakuru Teaching and Referral Hospital,” stated Kihika.

Ms Jennifer Jordan McCall, the President of the Baker Institute for Children with Hearing Loss, Stanford University during a meeting with Governor Susan Kihika.PHOTO/Courtesy.

According to Governor Kihika, Ms McCall, who is also the founder of Hear Kenya Project, has assembled a team which will work with the County Government to conduct Cochlear Implant surgeries that restore speech and hearing, especially in children, beginning September this year.

This is a plus for Nakurians as the program is going to make a difference in the lives of children and it is not only great for Nakuru County but also to neighbouring counties which depend on NTRH.

This means Nakuru will be the first public hospital to offer such services after Kenyatta National Hospital.

“As the first public hospital away from Kenyatta National Hospital to offer this service, we will also provide services to neighbouring countries,” added Kihika.

During the meeting, Governor Kihika assured Ms Jennifer of her administration’s support towards the same.

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