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KENYA: Inside Nairobi Hospital board, executive fights

November 2020 BusinessDaily; Details of intriguing boardroom fights over tenders at the premier private health facility Nairobi Hospital have emerged, even as the institution’s ousted chief executive officer, Allan Pamba, demands Sh218.8 million in compensation for unfair dismissal. Court filings by Dr Pamba link his ouster to multi-billion shilling contracts …

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COVID-19: FDA authorises Regeneron antibody drug given to Trump

November 2020 Aljazeera; The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted emergency-use authorisation for Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc’s COVID-19 antibody therapy, an experimental treatment given to President Donald Trump that he said helped cure him of the disease. The FDA said on Saturday that the monoclonal antibodies, casirivimab and imdevimab, …

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Healthcare workers and their households at increased risk of COVID-19 hospitalisation

November 2020 lshtmNews; During the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland, whilst the absolute risk remained low, patient-facing healthcare workers were at three-fold higher risk of hospitalisation with COVID-19 than the general population, according to new research published in the BMJ. The study involving the London School of Hygiene …

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