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After care, A&K Global Health patient has “nothing but gratitude”

Sep 14, 2016 / A&K Global Health

What characterizes “life after A&K Global Health” for our patients? Joy. Wellness. Incredible gratitude – and, for some, a desire to speak up and spread the word of just how helpful A&K Global Health can be.

Lydia Simiyu is a senior nursing officer at Mariakani Sub County Hospital in Kilifi County, Kenya. From late 2014 to early 2016, A&K Global Health comprehensively managed her treatment for breast cancer. With sponsorship from the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), A&K Global Health facilitated Lydia’s three trips to Max Super Specialty Hospital in New Delhi, India for chemotherapy treatments. We also monitored her condition, coordinated her medications with her Indian and Kenyan physicians, and ensured care continuity during the months she spent at home between her trips to India for treatment.

Her treatment experience changed her life, giving her a sense of eternal gratitude and inspiring an unwavering belief in A&K Global Health’s work. So when A&K Global Health was invited on July 23rd, 2016 to make a presentation at the hospital where Lydia works, she made certain she was in the audience to help spread our message of wellness and hope among her colleagues.

At the event, Lydia presented A&K Global Health staff members with an appreciation card. Her handwritten note on it read “To the [A&K] Global Health and NHIF: May God bless you as you extend that hand of help to needy ones like me. Never get tired. Thank you so much…I have nothing to give but my gratitude.”

Lydia’s presence and vitality were a powerful testimony to the 80 hospital staff members who had gathered to learn about their NHIF medical insurance plan, including medical travel coverage, and how AKGH can help them access these benefits. “It’s always wonderful to see our former patients back at work and thriving in their daily lives,” said Reuben Kangogo, A&K Global Health Kenya Operations Director. “It’s especially gratifying to meet those who feel so strongly about their experience that they want to give back in a way, to share their story so that others will realize there is hope for them, too.”

Every day, A&K Global Health has the privilege of helping people like Lydia find their own happy health ending. What could your “life after A&K Global Health” look like? Get in touch with us, and together, we’ll find out.

In the photograph above: A&K Global Health staff members gathered around our radiant former patient for a photo! From left to right are Bernard Ademba, Mombasa Operations Officer; Lydia Simiyu, our healthy former patient; Biye Maalim, Mombasa Care Consultant; and Reuben Kangogo, Kenya Operations Director.

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