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November 2, 2016

Kenyan doctors carry out first succesful conjoined twins separation surgery in Africa

Kenyan doctors carry out first succesful conjoined twins separation surgery in Africa
East African country Kenya is in the news for the right reasons after doctors at the Kenya National Hospital (KNH) carried out the first conjoined twins separation with 100% success in Africa.
Kenyan doctors carry out first succesful conjoined twins separation surgery in Africa
Kenyan doctors carry out first succesful conjoined twins separation surgery in Africa
The two babies Favour and Blessing (pictured before surgical operation), were born joined at the waist on 23 September 2016 but a groundbreaking corrective surgery which took a team of 50 doctors about 23 hours to complete on Wednesday 2 November 2016 ensured they can decide to live without needing each other.
Kenyan doctors carry out first succesful conjoined twins separation surgery in Africa
Kenyan doctors carry out first succesful conjoined twins separation surgery in Africa
Kenyan doctors carry out first succesful conjoined twins separation surgery in Africa
The twins are being held under close watch at KNH’s intensive care unit and further surgeries to construct their separated body parts (ie skins, genitalia, anal canal and bowel) will be underway in coming weeks.

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