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KENYA:Sh21b to boost health sector in counties

April 2017 Daily nation; County governments will receive an additional Sh21 billion to improve health care. This follows the signing of an agreement between the Council of Governors, the World Bank and Danida to boost services in the 47 regional governments. The focus over five years will be on reproductive, …

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SOUTH AFRICA: NHI Fund to be established

February 2017 fin24; Treasury plans to prioritise finalising the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill and it will establish an NHI Fund. This is according to the National Budget which was delivered by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in Parliament on Wednesday. “We are committed to achieving universal health coverage, in line …

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14 social entrepreneurs to improve maternal & child health in Africa

February 2017 cnbcafrica; Today, in Nairobi, Kenya, the GE healthymagination Mother and Child Programme will graduate 14 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa. GE and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship will graduate 14 …

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WHO, Medical Experts, Warn of Rising Health Costs in Asia

February 2017 voanews; Asia faces a growing burden in treatment costs due to rising numbers of patients diagnosed with cancer, as well as those suffering from stroke and dementia over the next decade. While Asia’s economic progress has led to sharply lower levels of poverty, it has resulted in social …

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