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UGANDA: Makerere University Hospital ‘Terminally Ill’

October 2016 Observer; The once glorified university hospital at Makerere University is in a sorry state – operating in dilapidated structures, with no reliable electricity and inadequate staff. The 32-bed hospital serving both out-patients and inpatients including university staff, students and neighbouring communities, has now reduced the beds to just …

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UGANDA: No Money to Implement Anti-Smoking Law – Government

October theMonitor; The principal medical officer in the Ministry of Health, Dr Sheila Ndyanabangi, has said government is yet to release money to implement anti-smoking laws. The law passed last year provides for stringent measures aimed at protecting non-smokers from the health, social, economic and environmental consequences of tobacco use …

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KENYA: Apollo to manage post-retirement medical cover

October 2017 BusinessDaily; A new product allowing employees aged below 60 years pre-fund their retirement healthcare insurance has been launched. Enwealth Financial Services unveiled the savings product in partnership with APA Insurance and Apollo Asset Management on Thursday. Apollo Group CEO Ashok Shah said Apollo Asset Management will provide fund …

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TANZANIA: Shortages of Pharmacists Threatens Health Sector

October 2016 DailyNews; The government should open up more training facilities to produce pharmacists because at the moment Tanzania faces acute shortage of these important medical professionals in the country. That was among the suggestions raised during the scientific symposium for pharmacists which went in sync with the annual general …

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