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KENYA: NHIF signs heart treatment deal with private hospitals

July 2017 BusinessDaily; Kenyans with heart ailments can now get specialised treatment in 11 major hospitals with help from the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). The treatments, including basic heart procedures like unblocking clogged blood vessels for proper blood flow (angioplasty), surgery for pacemakers and valves as well as diagnostic …

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KENYA:Jacaranda, San Valencia hotels shut in cholera crackdown

July 2017 BusinessDaily;The Jacaranda and San Valencia Hotels in Nairobi have been shut down indefinitely following a cholera crackdown by government. The two top hotels are said to have offered catering services at public events where participants were later hospitalised after developing cholera-related symptoms. Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu said …

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KENYA:Resolution Health members to get treatment in India

2017 BusinessDaily; Medical underwriter Resolution Insurance Group has signed a deal with five Indian hospitals that will see Kenyans access specialised treatment including organ transplants abroad. The deal was signed on Saturday between Resolution Health, Max Healthcare, Apollo Group, Artemis Hospitals, Fortis Healthcare and BLK Hospital. The partnership will provide Resolution …

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KENYA:Nurses stand firm in talks to end strike

July 2017 Dailynation; Nurses have agreed to go back to the negotiating table with governors to end their nationwide strike. However, they will only attend the meeting in the presence of the County Public Service Board Forum chairman and a representative of the Ministry of Health, they said. DEMANDS In a …

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KENYA:AAR Kenya to build Sh2.5 billion hospital

July 2017 BusinessDaily; A regional healthcare provider is set to open its first hospital wing in the country before the end on the year to meet the ever rising healthcare demands from the public. AAR Health Care Kenya, which has presence in three East African countries, namely Kenya, Uganda and …

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KENYA:AoN blacklists health centres over fraud

July 2017 BusinessDaily; An insurance broker has suspended and terminated 15 health providers’ contracts to teachers and police officers citing fraud. Eight facilities serving tutors have been terminated, four suspended, while three for the security agents have been cancelled. In its scheme report released this month, AoN Insurance says it has …

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KENYA: Kisumu County launches HIV prevention drug

July 2017 Dailynation;The Kisumu County government has rolled out a new drug meant to protect HIV-negative people from contracting the virus. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) will be given free of charge to anyone at risk of contracting HIV but distribution will be based on Ministry of Health guidelines. HIV prevalence in …

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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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