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KENYA:Naivas suspends sale of red meat countrywide

July 2019 thestar; Earlier on Thursday, Health CS Sicily Kariuki said 15 per cent of the samples collected for testing have tested positive for sodium metabisulphite. Governors Mike Sonko (Nairobi) and Alfred Mutua (Machakos) on Thursday closed down the meat sections of various supermarkets in their counties. Naivas has suspended …

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KENYA:How teachers defrauded Sh5.6 billion medical scheme

July 2019 Standardmedia; Fraudulent ways that teachers and hospitals used to abuse the Sh5.6 billion government-funded medical cover have emerged, as the scheme contract is set to end this September. Some teachers listed false beneficiaries while others made huge claims based on false diagnosis, threatening to cripple the multi-billion cover.In …

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KENYA:Health officials moved in major shakeup

July 2019 thestar; More than 100 officials have been moved in a big shakeup at the Ministry of Health. Health CS Sicily Kariuki said the reshuffle was to align the ministry administration to the Health Act 2017.  The changes began with a small reshuffle in April, which saw Dr Wekesa …

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Drug for loss of sexual desire in women approved

June 2019 thestandard;The US drug regulator on Friday approved Palatin Technologies and Amag Pharmaceuticals’ drug to restore sexual desire in premenopausal women, the latest attempt to come up with a therapy that some have dubbed as “female Viagra”.The therapy, Vyleesi, will compete in a market which has seen previous attempts …

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