EAST AFRICAN NEWS

KENYA:Bungoma Hospital Bans Mobile Phones in Wards

September 2013 TheStar; Bungoma District Hospital has banned the use of mobile phones in the wards. This follows a local television report in which nurses were filmed beating a pregnant mother who was delivering on the floor of the the hospital’s maternity ward. Mothers who spoke to the Star said …

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TANZANIA:Health Insurance for Coffee Farmers Pays Off

August 2013 DailyNews; THE Health Plan initiated by Kilimanjaro Native Cooperative Union (KNCU), which has so far enrolled 15,000 coffee farmers in Kilimanjaro Region since January last year, stands out among other successful community insurance schemes, it was revealed here last weekend. Opening a one-day dissemination meeting of the KNCU …

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ETHIOPIA:Insurance Health Insurance delayed

August 2013 TheAfricaReport; Ethiopia has postponed the launch of its first ever universal health insurance (UHI) scheme, as the agency supposed to run it is understaffed and has not met legal deadlines. The UHI proclamation was issued in August 2010, making health insurance mandatory to government employees, pensioners and private …

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UGANDA:Mityana Hospital in Dilapidated State

August 2013 NewVision; Mityana Hospital does not have key medical equipment, that the medical officers need to attend to patients, New Vision has learnt. The most affected sections are the maternity ward, theatre and the dental departments, which have no tools or have those that are old and worn-out. Sources …

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RWANDA:Home Child Delivery Raises Concerns

July 2013 TheNewTimes; Despite efforts to mobilise and facilitate pregnant mothers to deliver at hospital, the number of those giving birth at home is increasing in Muhanga District, officials have said. Statistics from the district health department indicate that between July 2012 and June 2013, Muhanga registered 96 cases of …

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