EAST AFRICAN NEWS

Budget Cuts and Vaccine Fears Threaten Health Progress

April 2015 SciDevNet; Cuts to global health research budgets and people’s wariness of vaccines could hamper efforts to improve health around the world, two separate reports have warned in the run-up to World Health Day, which is marked today. One of the reports, published by the Global Health Technologies Coalition …

Read More »

KENYA: Sh38b machines-only for screening

March 2015 DailyNation; The Ministry of Health’s Sh38 billion plan to equip county hospitals does not seem to cater for radiotherapy machines, the Nation has learnt. The massive project aimed at equipping 94 county hospitals with modern medical equipment is missing the key cancer treatment machines that would have offered …

Read More »

RWANDA: Rwanda to Champion E-Health in EAC

March 2015 TheNewTimes; Rwanda was yesterday selected to be East Africa’s centre of excellence in e-health and biomedical engineering as well as health vaccines and immunisation logistics. The decision was taken by health experts and officials from the East African Community (EAC) currently meeting in Kampala, Uganda for the fifth …

Read More »

TANZANIA: Hospital Files for Bankruptcy in High Court

March 2015 DailyNews; A SOUTH African Company operating AMI Hospital or Trauma Centre at Msasani area in Dar es Salaam, African Medical Investment Tanzania Public Limited, is bankrupt and has surrendered to the High Court to be wound-up. In a petition filed last week before the High Court’s Main Registry, …

Read More »

KENYA: Equity Bank set to open chain of health clinics

March 2015 BusinessDaily; Equity Bank has begun hiring health professionals ahead of plans to open a chain of clinics across Kenya, as the lender seeks to cash in on the increased demand for healthcare. The Nairobi bourse listed bank is currently recruiting a chief nursing officer, chief laboratory technologist, finance …

Read More »