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KENYA: Mailu hopeful US will reverse aid suspension

May 2017 Businessdaily; A detailed report on use of funds has been submitted to the US government following withdrawal of billions of shillings from the health ministry in a move the State hopes will reverse a decision to suspend direct assistance. Health Secretary Dr Cleopa Mailu however denied Friday that …

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KENYA: Report lays bare Kenya’s frail health sector

May 2017 DailyNation; Kenya only has only 2,089 specialist doctors, a new national survey of the country’s hospital staff has revealed. In 2015, there were 5,660 medical doctors, with 387 of them specialising in gynaecology. Experts in general surgery stood at 338 while internal medicine experts were 296. NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES …

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KENYA: Agency now seeks power to police supplements

May 2017 BusinessDaily; Kenya’s nutrition regulator is set to get additional powers to police the country’s chaotic food and nutritional supplement industry that is currently dominated by quacks and pseudo-medics. Proposed amendments to the Nutritionists and Dieticians Act expand regulatory powers of the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute (KNDI) to …

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KENYA: The pomp at the launch of the Sh38 billion project to equip county hospitals with modern equipment is preserved in framed photos in the offices of many governors. But nearly a year after the smiles and the promise of better health services in the counties, the same governors have released shocking details of how the expensive machines are lying idle in hospitals. The big issue for the counties is that the project was rammed down the governors’ throats, without considering the special circumstances of different county governments.

May 2017 Standardmedia; The pomp at the launch of the Sh38 billion project to equip county hospitals with modern equipment is preserved in framed photos in the offices of many governors. But nearly a year after the smiles and the promise of better health services in the counties, the same …

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KENYA: TB deaths declined to six-year low in 2016

May 2017 Businessdaily; Kenya’s war against tuberculosis (TB) is paying off with deaths from the killer disease dropping to a six-year low last year. Official data shows that TB deaths declined by 6,414 from 11,149 in 2011 to 4,735 last year. This comes as deaths from infectious diseases like HIV …

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