In A Heartbeat: Building Blocks

“This is the largest hospital in the region, it’s actually the sub-county hospital, meaning that it gets referrals from all the other facilities in the sub-county.” 

Told through the eyes of Dr. Nyabera, the local medical officer, this short film tours the upgrades to the Kenyenya hospital in Kenya: the new operating theatre; renovations to the maternity wing; and training opportunities for staff. We learn about the difference these improvements will make to the hospital’s staff and patients, particularly pregnant women and newborn babies. These improvements are an example of how new investments and partnerships with private hospitals can transform the public healthcare system. 

In a Heartbeat features the stories of people who are championing better health in their communities. Learn how Canadians are helping communities in Africa and Asia drive progress – and how these women and men are changing lives, one heartbeat at a time.

Aga Khan Foundation Canada invests in support and training for community members and a range of healthcare professionals who are champions for change. With the support of the Government of Canada and thousands of individual Canadians, our programs promote the empowerment of women and girls, and invest in health and nutrition, education, economic inclusion, agriculture and food security, early childhood development, and civil society across Africa and Asia.  

Footage for this film was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


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