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KENYA:Boda boda deaths drop in seven months, NTSA says

July 2017 Dailynation; Boda boda crashes in the country have reduced between January and July this year compared to 2016, the National Transport Safety Authority (NTSA) has said. Statistics from the authority show that 1, 570 people died in crashes involving motorcycles between January and July 20 this year compared to …

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KENYA:HIV medicines to be given through injections

July 2017 BusinessDaily;A revolution in HIV/Aids treatment could see the daily oral pills replaced with injectable drug given six times a year, scientists have revealed. The first two long acting injectable formulation of HIV medicines could offer a highly effective therapy if approved. The injection, which is supposed to slowly …

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KENYA:WHO raises alarm over resistance to HIV drugs

July 2017 Dailynation; The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised the alarm over an increasing trend of resistance to HIV drugs. The agency warns that this growing threat could undermine global progress in treating and preventing HIV infection if early and effective action is not taken. TREATMENT Observing an increasing trend …

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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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