KENYA:U.S.$46.7 Million for Kakamega Hospital Renovation

June 2013 TheStar; CHINESE investors will collaborate with the Kakamega county government to upgrade the Kakamega Provincial General Hospital to a referral status at a cost of Sh4 billion, governor Wycliffe Oparanya has said. Oparanya said his government has allocated Sh411 million towards the upgrade adding that negotiations with Chinese …

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Planning for Non-Surgical Male Circumcision

July 2013 IRIN; In May, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) announced the prequalification of PrePex, the first non-surgical device for adult male circumcision. Compared to surgical circumcision, the device has fewer complications and is easier and quicker to use, allowing lower-cadre medical workers to be trained to perform the …

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Sleep Deprivation in Hospitals Is a Real Problem

June 2013 TheAtlantic; The importance of sleep is perhaps most realized when we become sick. When we are hospitalized and most in need of every ounce of health, though, hospital care practically guarantees that we won’t get good sleep. Fortunately, two approaches hold promise to improve sleep for patients: one …

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