Making a difference to babies’ lives

Innovations that ensure no baby is forgotten.

Gertrude’s Childrens Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, is the sort of inspirational place that cannot help but bring a smile to your face. This is where some of the most vulnerable children in the whole country come to enjoy life again after being treated in hospital. The entire staff work miracles, tirelessly ensuring that the children can have the kind of life and happiness most of us take for granted.

And in the midst of all this, Philips, in association with key governmental departments in Kenya, is showing how healthcare technology can not only make their working lives easier, but can also transform the health of the children. It has brought healthcare technology to those who need it most in the hospitals, before they’re transferred to Gertrude’s. In particular, the new Philips IntelliVue X2 vital signs monitors – which are easy to install and maneuver, as well as being prized for their cost and efficiency – allow medics to judge quickly how ill a baby is and what specific treatment he or she needs.

The crux of healthcare is innovation, I have found Philips to be extremely responsive and share an honest desire to meet our needs.”


Gordon Othieno Odundo

CEO, Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital

Philips has brought this kind of affordable and meaningful healthcare technology to communities across the world to help those who best know the needs of patients to deliver the finest treatment available. The collaboration between government-run adoption centers, local hospitals and Philips results in innovations in healthcare technology that can make an important difference to babies’ lives.

100 million

women and children are the focus of the UN Every Women Every Child initiative. It is aiming for a two-thirds reduction in under-five mortality and a 75% reduction in maternal mortality by 2015.


Citation: UN Every Women Every Child

Technology at arm's reach


Edna Awuoche is an ICU nurse at Nairobi’s Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital. Roll over to find out how Philips used its innovative technology to make her job easier.

More than 50% of healthcare in Kenya is undertaken in the private sector?

True. This is why Public Private Partnerships are so important in increasing access to healthcare for all Kenyans in need. Citation: Africa Outlook, 2014

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