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KENYA:Kenya takes the lead in medical tourism

July 2017 BusinessDaily;Private health and wellness facilities are setting Kenya apart as one of the key medical tourist destinations in Africa, a new report shows. The Economic Development in Africa Report 2017 released by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) last week shows Kenya is one of Africa’s …

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KENYA:Government could pay Sh35b in drugs dispute

July 2017 Dailynation;The Health ministry’s move to withhold a Sh1.8 billion payment from a supplier who shipped in anti-malarial drugs and equipment between 1993 and 1995 has exposed taxpayers to the risk of paying at least Sh35 billion after interest accumulated over two decades. Equip Agencies, a local supplies firm, …

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WHO warns of imminent spread of untreatable superbug gonorrhoea

July 2017 Yahoo; At least three people worldwide are infected with totally untreatable “superbug” strains of gonorrhoea which they are likely to be spreading to others through sex, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. Giving details of studies showing a “very serious situation” with regard to highly drug-resistant forms …

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KENYA: Nakuru Level 5 Hospital set for Sh330m upgrade

July 2017 Businessdaily; Nakuru Level Five Hospital has embarked on a major facelift in response to the increased number of patients seeking services at the facility. The hospital serves more than five counties in the South Rift region. The Sh330 million project will entail expansion of the maternity wing and …

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KENYA:Governors put nurses’ pay dispute at SRC’s feet

July 2017 BusinessDaily; Governors have asked the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) to approve nurses’ salary increase before they can effect it. The governors claimed their hands were tied since it was the commission’s work to approve the raise. Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma, who is the chairman of the Council of …

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KENYA: Sack SRC boss, protesting Kisii nurses say

July 2017 DailyNation; Striking Kisii nurses have called for the sacking of Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) chair Sarah Serem, accusing her of blocking signing of a CBA. The health workers chanted slogans and waved placards as they hoisted the SRC chair’s effigy as they marched along the streets. Led …

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SUDAN: Cholera Spreads in Darfur Camps

July 2017 RadioDabanga; The state Ministry of Health placed medical tents to combat the spread of cholera in the overcrowded Kalma camp for displaced people in South Darfur. Five people died of ‘acute watery diarrhoea’, as the deadly disease is called by the Sudanese authorities, in the Nyala Academic Hospital, …

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KENYA:Doctors union urges Govt to tackle nurses’ strike

July 2017 Dailynation;Doctors have asked the government to amend the Health Bill 2015 in order to improve access to services, and resolve the ongoing nurses’ strike. The appeal comes a day after signing acollective bargaining agreement with the government. Speaking during the third annual delegates’ conference at Crowne Plaza in …

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ANGOLA: Angola With Two Percent of HIV Prevalence – Inquiry

July 2017 angop; At least two percent of the Angolan population is a HIV positive with high prevalence on women affecting (2.69 percent) against men ( 1.2 percent), indicates the report of multiple inquiries and health (IIMS) 2015-2016 released on Friday in Luanda by the National Statistic Institute (INE). According …

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