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How kissing can spread gonorrhoea

May 2019 ;Kissing with tongues can spread the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, researchers have warned. Scientists say the STI can be caught through saliva – despite the NHS dismissing kissing as a way of passing it on. And spreading the infection this way may be more common than expected, the Australian researchers …

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KENYA: Report lays bare mess in country’s referral hospitals

May 2019 theStar. Referral hospitals in crisis. They are, suffering from ineffective patient-nurse ratio, lack of critical supplies and equipment, dilapidated structures, unsafe overcrowding and inadequate sanitation, among many other problems. A parliamentary Health committee report says there’s an almost total lack of plant and equipment maintenance and replacement at …

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KENYA: Pharma lobby bans gifting of medics

April 2019 Business Daily; Drug makers that are members of the Kenya Association of Pharmaceutical Industry (Kapi) will not be allowed to give gifts or other forms of inducement to health practitioners in a bid to stem cases where medics only prescribe or dispense medicines from certain manufacturers. This follows …

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