Agile Global Health is fortunate to count among our representatives all over the world dozens of dedicated, compassionate professionals whose daily hard work brings ease to our clients’ healthcare experiences.
But our representative in Djibouti City, Djibouti has a special appreciation for just how much Agile’s unique brand of expert, personal care management means to individuals in need. That’s because he’s been our patient himself.
Ismail Sanalasse Said, 49, first met Agile Global Health (then A&K Global Health) in 2015. He was seeking urgent medical intervention for a septic left leg, a complication of his diabetes. Agile facilitated Ismail’s travel to Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon, India, where he underwent a lifesaving below-knee amputation.
Today, along with his brother Ayoub, Ismail serves as Agile Global Health’s Djibouti/Ethiopia Afar Region Co-representative.
“My experience with Agile Global Health was tremendous,” Ismail says. “I was very satisfied with the treatment facility and the management support I received from Agile Global Health – consistently fast, truly welcoming, and highly professional. I was surprised to see the great importance with which Agile treats each patient…you get all support you need, from moral to medical. I am still grateful for how Agile Global Health cared for me in my time of need, and I want to share this experience with residents of the Djiboutian and Ethiopia Afar region. I am determined to help others access the same quality services as I received in India on my arrival.”
In addition to creating healthcare opportunities through medical travel, Ismail aims to improve locally-available healthcare in Djibouti, as Agile Global Health has done on a large scale in Kenya through that country’s National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) cardiac surgery program.
“Agile maximizes quality healthcare access within the borders of each country where we work,” explains Morgan Darwin, Agile Global Health CEO. “We believe in healthcare delivery with speed and accuracy, and recognize that facilitation is not enough: our experience-driven, outcome-based management is the only solution that dramatically enhances value to every stakeholder across health ecosystem, from patient to provider to funder alike. Ismail and his family know from their own experience that this model saves lives. I am excited that they have chosen to partner with us to extend the same opportunity for quality healthcare management to the people of their region.”
Agile Global Health’s doors in Djibouti are open! If you or a loved one in Djibouti or Ethiopia are facing a medical concern, you don’t have to do it alone – reach out to us today. As Ismail’s story demonstrates, your Agile Global Health family is ready to support you.
In the photograph above: Ismail Sanalasse Said (right), a former patient who now serves as Agile Global Health’s Regional Manager for Djibouti, Somaliland, and Ethiopia, shakes hands with a client in Agile’s Djibouti office.
Agile Global Health
Agile Global Health (operating as A&K Global Health in select countries) is an Agile Health Systems company and a worldwide leader in realizing transparent, affordable, effective and innovative solutions to complex healthcare delivery challenges. We listen to local and national healthcare leaders in every country where we work, and then support their vision to improve their national health system’s accessibility, quality, and clinical outcomes. For patients, we connect you with the right care for your needs, from facilitating quality local and regional treatment to coordinating international medical travel; for healthcare funders and providers, we optimize your organizational impact by introducing transparency, control and customization to the medical, financial and experiential aspects of your clients’ medical journey. Contact us today to learn how we can support you.
In the past, we’ve introduced you to some of our hospital partners in India. Today, we’re thrilled to offer you the first in a series of posts presenting our Kenyan hospital partners, who are boldly implementing Kenya’s National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) cardiac surgery program – and not just in Nairobi County, but truly nationwide!
Meet Tenwek Hospital, a 300-bed teaching hospital in western Kenya’s Bomet County. The name “Tenwek,” derived from “ten weeks,” refers to the length of journey the founding missionaries undertook to reach the area from Mombasa in 1937, when the hospital was established.
A team from Agile Global Health’s Nairobi office recently traveled to Tenwek – thankfully, now only a few hours by car! – to meet with their cardiac program clinical and support staff. “The main objective for our visit was to strengthen the relationship that exists between us,” said Phylis Wanjiru, Cardiac Program Care Consultant. “We thanked the Tenwek team for their excellent work with the cardiac program thus far, and assured them of our continued support.”
Tenwek has one of the highest procedure volumes among participating hospitals: with over 30 cardiac interventions conducted since the program began, it is the busiest program facility outside Nairobi. Tenwek also boasts a track record of successful high-risk cardiac procedures. Dr. Russ White, Tenwek Hospital’s Chief of Surgery, told our team about one such surgery that lasted for 12 hours. “None of the surgeons attending to this patient thought it was likely she would make it through, but they were absolutely determined to complete this complex procedure despite the odds,” said Eva Gulavi, Public Relations and Communications Officer. “Dr. White categorically stated that the only other hospital he knew to be capable of handling this kind of procedure was in Houston, Texas. It’s a tremendously proud achievement for Tenwek Hospital to have saved this woman’s life by successfully performing this surgery.”
Agile Global Health’s team toured hospital, visiting Tenwek’s operating theatre, Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and High Dependency Unit (HDU). Two of our patients who had recently undergone successful cardiac surgeries, including a four-month-old infant, were recovering well in the ICU. Another of our patients, a seven-year-old girl, was admitted in the general ward awaiting surgery; our team spoke to her and encouraged her as she waited.
Despite their distance from Nairobi, the Tenwek staff expressed how much they look forward to attending the upcoming cardiac symposium that Agile Global Health is coordinating for NHIF leadership, Ministry of Health and Kenya Cardiac Society representatives, local cardiac surgeons and cardiologists, and administrators from participating hospitals. “This event will gather all cardiac program stakeholders to address crucial questions and requirements for further developing the program’s capacity,” said Ms. Wanjiru.
We hope you’ve enjoyed your virtual visit to Tenwek Hospital as much as we enjoyed our live one. Stay with us here on the Agile Global Health blog to meet more of our amazing Kenyan hospital partners, who are administering life-saving cardiac procedures every day!
In the photograph above: Agile Global Health cardiac program officers joined Tenwek Hospital staff at their facility in Bomet County, Kenya to collaborate on their cooperation under the NHIF’s cardiac surgery program.
Agile Global Health
Agile Global Health, an Agile Health Systems brand, is a worldwide leader in realizing transparent, affordable, effective and innovative solutions to complex health challenges. We connect you with the right care for your needs, from coordinating international medical travel to facilitating quality local and regional treatment. We also optimize the impact of health institutions by introducing transparency, control and customization to the medical, financial and experiential aspects of your journey. Agile Global Health is dedicated to empowering you to reach your highest health. Contact us today to learn how we can support you.
All over the globe, A&K Global Health excels in matching people who need healthcare with the right organizations to fund it and the right doctors and hospitals to provide it. A recent international surgical mission at Mater Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya delivered a powerful example of our life-saving coordination and management in action.
For two weeks last November, a team of cardiac surgeons from Kardiocentrum University Hospital in Motol, Czech Republic and Kramala Hospital in Bratislava, Slovakia, embedded with Mater’s resident surgical and support staff. In conjunction with the National Hospital Insurance Fund’s (NHIF) cardiac surgery program, the mission aimed to address the most urgent pediatric cardiac cases on the hospital’s waiting list. It conducted 13 complex surgeries in just 13 days, including one Rastelli procedure – the first to be performed at Mater Hospital. All 13 surgeries were successful, and all 13 children have since returned home to their families from the hospital.
One of these children’s remarkable stories was featured in Kenya’s The Standard shortly after the mission concluded. “Godious Kiptoo Chumba is a two-year-old patient who has benefitted from the NHIF cardiac program…at Mater Hospital,” read the testimonial. “His father…could not hide his joy and relief after his son was successfully operated on. ‘We are very happy that our son’s surgery was successful. It was a very long process before we got to where we are but we are indeed very grateful. What wonderful work NHIF has done to reach out to Kenyans!’”
Because 10 of the 13 children who received surgeries were sponsored by the NHIF and managed by A&K Global Health, Mater Hospital and the visiting surgeons organized an event at the mission’s end to acknowledge and appreciate everyone’s role. It was an emotional evening for the local and foreign doctors alike: in their presentation to our CEO, Morgan Darwin, the surgeons stressed that these patients would have died without A&K Global Health’s involvement. Several medical professionals were moved to tears as they expressed their gratitude.
“There are so many beautiful stories to be told about this mission,” said Mr. Darwin. “There are the 13 children who now have the chance to live long and healthy lives. There’s also the dedication, determination, and professionalism of the Kenyan and foreign surgeons – their courage, cooperation, and teamwork, across different countries and cultures, directly enabled these life-saving procedures to be successful. It was our great privilege, as the implementer and manager of the NHIF cardiac program, to witness this surgical mission’s impact at Mater.”
A&K Global Health has more collaborative surgical initiatives on the horizon. At Mater as at every hospital involved in the NHIF’s cardiac surgery program, we are using our experience and expert knowledge to put together surgical alliances that benefit every participant, from patients and families to Kenyan as well as international surgeons and medical professionals. And we’ll continue to showcase here on the A&K Global Health blog the incredible positive returns that occur when we bring people together, united toward the common goal of expanding healthcare.
In the photograph above: Mater Hospital’s cardiac surgeons and a member of the Czech/Slovak medical delegation together begin a procedure on a patient.
In the photograph below: At the end of the mission, Mater Hospital and the visiting surgeons organized an event at which A&K Global Health was recognized for our implementation and management of the NHIF’s cardiac surgery program.
A&K Global Health
A&K Global Health is a worldwide leader in realizing transparent, affordable, effective and innovative solutions to complex health challenges. We connect you with the right care for your needs, from coordinating international medical travel to facilitating quality local and regional treatment. We also optimize the impact of health institutions by introducing transparency, control and customization to the medical, financial and experiential aspects of your journey. A&K Global Health is dedicated to empowering you to reach your highest health. Contact us today to learn how we can support you.
العنوان الاول : ترحب ادارة الشركة بالمرخص الجديد بتوسيع نطاق العمل من اقليمي الى وطني .
ولاية كارولينا الشمالية , الولايات المتحدة الامريكية – في ال7 من سبتمبر , 2016 : Agile للصحة العالمية مسرورة بأعلانها عن توسيع حضورنا العراقي .
في يوم السبت المصادف 27 من اغسطس , 2016 , قام المدير التنفيذي لشركة Agile الصحة العالمية والمدير العام لشركة الباصو هكار رجب بجعل تعاوننا رسميا لتوثيق الافراد في جميع انحاء العراق بعلاج طبي عالي الجودة , سواء في الداخل او خارج البلاد . وكانوا من ضمن الحاضرين ايضا رئيس ادارة شركة الباصو محمد صابر , ومدير Agile للصحة العالمية في العراق معتز جليل , وايضا المستشار الطبي الاقدم الدكتور كاميران عثمان . حيث جعلت المراسيم هذه شراكتنا رسمية , والتي في الواقع كانت جارية منذ 1 اغسطس.
مرخصنا الجديد هي شركة محلية ( شركة الباصو ) مقرها في اربيل , كردستان العراق . تأسست شركة الباصو في سنة 2009 وشاركت في العديد من الصناعات والنشاطات , بما في ذلك السفر والسياحة , والدعاية والاعلان , وحلول تقنية المعلومات , والعقارات , والاستشارات الهندسية . لدى الشركة فرع في السليمانية , كردستان العراق . ولديهم مكتب يتم افتتاحه قريبا في بغداد , البصرة , وغيرها من المدن العراقية الوسطى والجنوبية .
” كانت رؤية شركة الباصو تتماشى منذ فترة طويلة مع Agile للصحة العالمية ” ” كانت خطتهم هي الحصول على نشاطات ادارة المرضى داخليا و خارجيا بما يتضمن ارسال المرضى لغرض العلاج”. هذا ما قاله السيد معتز جليل .
وقال ايضا ” على لسان احد زبائننا الراضيين , فأن Agile للصحة العالمية قد تواصلت مع الشركة وشاركت انشطتنا الحالية في هذا المجال , وكذلك لدينا رؤية اوسع لادارة انظمة الرعاية الصحية وخدمة المرضى ” .
واضاف السيد قادر بقوله ” كانت شركة الباصو متحمسة للغاية لحصولها على هذه الفرصة لتصبح المرخص الرسمي لدينا في جميع انحاء العراق الواسعة , ونحن كـ Agile للصحة العالمية كنا حريصين على ايصال المزيد من المرضى العراقيين في حاجة ماسة للرعاية الذين يقيمون خارج كردستان ” واضاف ايضا ” لقد كانت خطوة طبيعية ثانية قمنا بها لتشكيل شراكة ” .
اذا كنت انت او أي شخص تعرفه يقيم في العراق ويسعى للحصول على مشورة طبية او رعاية متخصصة داخليا و خارجيا, فأن Agile للصحة العالمية جاهزة لتقديم المساعدة , فقط تواصل معنا – مهما كانت ظروفك , ونحن هنا لدعمكم ولدعم احتياجاتكم العلاجية الفريدة .
في الصورة اعلاه : على اليسار يقف السيد مورغان داروين الرئيس التنفيذي ل Agile للصحة العالمية وعلى اليمين هكار رجب المدير العام لشركة الباصو , عززوا مراسم التوقيع في يوم السبت بالمصافحة . يمكن لهذه الشراكة الجديدة بجعل Agile تزود حياتنا المتغيرة وحياتنا المنقذة بالخدمات الادارية الصحية خارج كردستان العراق وفي جميع انحاء العراق .
وفي الصورة ادناه : كانوا الحاضرين لتوقيع الاتفاقية وهم من اليسار الى اليمين , المستشار الطبي الاقدم في Agile للصحة العالمية الدكتور كاميران عثمان , والمدير العام لشركة الباصو السيد هكار رجب , والمدير Agile للصحة العالمية في العراق السيد معتز جليل , ومدير ادارة شركة الباصو محمد صابر .
Agile للصحة العالمية
Agile للصحة العالمية هي الشركة الرائدة عالميا في مجال تحقيق حلول شفافة وبأسعار معقولة وفعالة ومبتكرة لتحديات صحية معقدة . نحن نوصلكم بالرعاية المناسبة لاحتياجاتكم , من تنسيق السفر الطبي الدولي لتسهيل جودة المعالجة المحلية والاقليمية . ونحن ايضا نعمل على تحسين تأثير المؤسسات الصحية عن طريق ادخال الشفافية والرقابة والتخصيص على الجوانب الطبية والمالية والتجريبية لرحلتك . Agile للصحة العالمية مخصصة لتمكينك للوصول الى اعلى مستوى من الصحة . اتصل بنا اليوم لتعلم كيف يمكننا مساعدتك .