EAST AFRICAN NEWS

KENYA:Sh135 Million for Trans Nzoia Health Services

November 2013 theStar; The Trans Nzoia county government has allocated Sh135 million for health.Addressing the press yesterday in a Kitale hotel, Governor Patrick Khaemba said Sh5 million will be used to procure a generator while Sh10 million will be for buying coolers for the Kitale District Hospital mortuary. “The mortuary …

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KENYA:Governors, Doctors to Resolve Standoff in 14 Days

November 2013 CapitalFM; A meeting of key players in the health sector on Tuesday agreed that unions, governors and the ministry be given two weeks to resolve the impasse arising from the devolution of medical services. The consultative meeting of stakeholders that was chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State …

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UGANDA: Unsafe Abortions Kill 1,500 Women a Year

October 2013  NewVision; Every year, about 1,500 girls in Uganda die from complications resulting from unsafe abortion contributing to the slow progress to reduce the number of women who die due to pregnancy-related complications.   “Abortion is hidden in the heamorrhage and sepsis figures but it is not captured. They …

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Country ownership and the turning point for HIV/AIDS

October 2013  TheLancetGlobalHealth; There is no substitute for either local knowledge or national leadership as the world moves towards the endgame in the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Increased country engagement, or so-called country ownership, in HIV and health programming is central to achieve adequate scale in service delivery, improve the acceptability of …

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KENYA:UK envoy lauds public, private health initiatives

October 2013  CapitalFM;  British envoy to Kenya Christian Turner on Tuesday lauded the collaborative efforts between the private and public health organizations saying they have greatly boosted the improvement of the health sector in Kenya. Turner explained that preventable diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera, pneumonia, measles and tuberculosis that cause …

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UGANDA:Unicef Takes Telemedicine to Karamoja

October 2013 TheObserver; Unicef has started a tele-consulting facility at Nadunget Health Centre III in Moroto district, ushering modern medical technology in one of Uganda’s remotest places. The facility links the community to a professional doctor anywhere in the world. “Karamoja is remote and we don’t have enough facilities or …

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