During the Roadshow 2013 Philips introduces its latest ultrasound and infant warming/ thermo regulation solutions specifically designed for care providers across the wide variety of clinical environments in Africa.
Designed and developed for markets like Kenya, the new Efficia Infant warmer provides reliable infant thermoregulation support for newborns creating a warm and stable environment, which is crucial for a baby’s immediate and long-term survival. The Efficia Infant warmer is designed as an open care environment for newborn infants and provides an intense source of radiant heat energy, controlled by feedback from the baby’s skin temperature. Easy to use and reliable, the Efficia Infant warmer is another example of Philips’ commitment to more cost effective, simplified, patient-focused health care solutions to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in Africa.
Philips also introduces the ClearVue 650, a new advanced imaging ultrasound system with Auto Face Reveal facilitating the visualization of the baby’s face, possibly enhancing parental-fetal bonding1. The ClearVue 650 is a lightweight and cost-effective system that supports clinicians in examining pregnant women and enhances their diagnostics and decision-making process. In addition to pregnancy care, the ClearVue 650 spans a range of applications from obstetrics and gynecology to cardiology, abdominal, vascular, breast, musculoskeletal, urology and general imaging.
Specifically in Kenya, Philips is also introducing the IntelliVue MX800 at the Gertrude Children’s Hospital; this is an advanced patient monitoring solution, which enables a patient’s vital signs - heart rate, body temperature and blood pressure, to be closely monitored at all times, whichever department the patient is in. The IntelliVue MX800 is an exceptional integration of monitoring and patient information capitalizing on next-generation “IT-centric” bedside applications, which allows quick and easy access to relevant patient information for more informed decisions of critical patients at the point of care.
“We are committed to building a long-term sustainable business footprint in Kenya”, summarizes Peter van de Ven, General Manager, Philips Healthcare Africa. “Driven by a growing population and a rising middle class, the need for quality healthcare in Kenya is developing rapidly. As a leading company in health and well-being we address that need by introducing customized healthcare innovations. With an Africa-relevant product portfolio and a strong historical presence on the continent, Philips is committed to significantly expand its business footprint in Africa in the coming years and is aiming for double digit growth on the continent".