Memfys Hospital and GE to improve disease diagnosis in Southeast Nigeria
Memfys is accredited by the West African College of Surgeons (WACS) for full training in neurosurgery, the only private health institution to enjoy this status in Africa.
Memfys, a specialist hospital based in Enugu and providing neurosurgery and spinal surgery, has partnered with GE Healthcare. With the partnership, Memfys will provide the SIGNA™ Explorer 1.5Tesla MRI system services and training, to advance early diagnosis of diseases.
By providing clinicians with detailed information about diseases such as cancer, neurological disorders and heart diseases, the new equipment will help the hospital to deliver high quality medical services and better care to more patients across the Southeast region of Nigeria.
“As a leader in the neurosurgical space, we are committed to continue providing high quality patient care using modern, high tech and reliable equipment that meet the recommendation by the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS). Acquisition of the SIGNA™ Explorer is a huge milestone towards this commitment,” said Professor Samuel C. Ohaegbulam, CEO, Global Memfys & Co Ltd.
Memfys is accredited by the West African College of Surgeons (WACS) for full training in neurosurgery, the only private health institution to enjoy this status in Africa. To date, Memfys has trained 20 neurosurgeons and about 10 senior residents.
According to WHO’s 2018 report, noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) including stroke, cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes are estimated to account for 71 percent of the 57 million global deaths, while in Nigeria NCDs are estimated to account for 29 percent of all deaths (2.1M). Early diagnosis of diseases such as cancer improves outcomes by providing care at the earliest possible stage.
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