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The Conjoined Twins That Were Separated At KNH Are Now Walking And Playing


Blessing and Favour, the conjoined twins that were separated at Kenyatta national Hospital last year are on a fine road to recovery.

The two girls who are now two years and five months old can now walk and play. Back in November last year, they made history after becoming the first conjoined twins to be successfully separated in sub-Saharan Africa. The operation was done by close a team of KNH doctors in a KSh 160 million surgery that lasted 23 hours.

Here is a photo of the separated conjoined twins Blessing and Favour playing at KNH on Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

Twins KNH

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When they were born on September 4, 2014, the girls were joined at the sacral region of lower spinal cord. Thanks to the excellent operation and care they have received at Kenyatta Hospital, the girls are now living life normally and might be discharged soon.

Here is a photo of the girls before the operation.

twins before operation

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The first ever successful separation of conjoined twins was performed in the United States back in 1955. Neurosurgeon Harold Voris and his team at Mercy Hospital in Chicago performed the first successful operation to separate Siamese twins conjoined (Craniopagus twins) at the head, which resulted in long-term survival for both.

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We have definitely come a long way since then. May the girls grow to see all their dreams come true.