EAST AFRICAN NEWS

KENYA: Why Governors are opposed to Sh38m medical equipment

February 2015 TheStandardNewspaper; In fulfilment of Schedule IV of the Constitution, the 47 County Governments have over the last two years undertaken a phased but sustained strengthening of the six pillars (Leadership and Governance; Service Delivery; Human Resources for Health; Strategic Information; Commodity Security; and Financing) of the Health System …

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KENYA: Why ministry bought Sh38bn medical equipment

February 2015 BusinessDaily; The Health ministry last week signed a Sh38 billion leasing deal to equip hospitals countrywide with more than 95 high-tech machines to help manage diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Although Kenya has reported increased challenges in the management of these diseases and patients seeking specialised services …

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UGANDA: Uganda crippled by medical brain drain

February 2015 theguardian; At the paediatric and childcare department of Uganda’s Mulago national referral hospital, a memo advertises vacancies for nurses in a private clinic. Two points are highlighted: attractive salary and accommodation.   Another memo from the hospital management apologises for the delay of January salaries for medical staff. …

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KENYA: New health scheme to cater for the retirees

February Dailynation; Retirees countrywide will benefit from a newly launched post-retirement medical savings scheme. The product christened Afya Akiba was launched by insurance brokerage firm Aon in conjunction with UAP Insurance. It targets people of the working age between 18 and 60 in all sectors and aims at encouraging savings …

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KENYA: Mobile APP to Educate Kenyans On Their Health

February 2015 CapitalFM; Kenyans are set to be linked to a new mobile and web health information application tool to enable them access material to enhance their health. The app dubbed iAfya Health Information provided by Avallain Limited aims at supporting health professionals educate their patients on better lifestyle to …

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RWANDA: Public Health Centres Tipped On Self-Reliance

February 2015 TheNewTimes; In order to reduce dependence on government and foreign donors, managers of public health facilities in the country should craft ways of generating income for the institutions they head. The call was made yesterday during the launch of the Rwanda Health Systems Strengthening Activity (RHSAA), a five-year …

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