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KENYA:Medics Tribunal Hearing Complaints By Patients

July 2013 TheStar; THE Medical Practitioners and Dentists Board has said it will not hesitate to take punitive measures on errant medics in its bid to safeguard the profession and patients against malpractice. The board’s chairman George Magoha said his team will strive to be fair in hearing complaints raised …

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UGANDA:Gulu health centres neglected, falling apart

July 2013 DailyMonitor; Neglect, and a lack of medical supplies, has left eight health centres in Gulu District in a state of disuse. The health centres were built three years ago with funds from the Peace Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP) to provide health services to former internally displaced people …

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RWANDA:Home Child Delivery Raises Concerns

July 2013 TheNewTimes; Despite efforts to mobilise and facilitate pregnant mothers to deliver at hospital, the number of those giving birth at home is increasing in Muhanga District, officials have said. Statistics from the district health department indicate that between July 2012 and June 2013, Muhanga registered 96 cases of …

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Maps reveal ‘hidden hunger’ that strifles development

July 2013 SciDevNet; The lack of vital micronutrients in children‘s diets — deficiencies that are widespread across much of Sub-Saharan Africa and parts of Asia — is strongly linked to low levels of economic development and has a major impact on productivity, a study has found.  The burden of this …

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KENYA:Heads set to roll at health insurer

July 2013 DailyNation; Directors at the national health insurer face the sack barely a year after their appointment as the government moves to clean up the scandal-ridden institution. Health Secretary James Macharia Thursday said the government was not happy with the way the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) was being …

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