EAST AFRICAN NEWS

ETHIOPIA: The EU Support and Health Sector in Ethiopia

March 2015 TheEthiopianHerald; Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu has been Minister of Health of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia since 2012. He has many years of work in Ethiopia’s health sector under his belt, has overseen its reform, and has led the implementation of the country’s flagship programme, the health extension …

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KENYA: Pay Sh100m for drugs, counties told

March 2015 DailyNation; Nairobi, Garissa, Mombasa and Uasin Gishu counties must pay a total of Sh100 million owed to the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) before they can get any more supplies. And any other county with arrears must clear them before they can be supplied with more drugs and …

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UGANDA: Mulago CT Scanner Puzzle

February 2015 TheIndependent; Patients, doctors say machine broke down; hospital insists everything is OK As journalists, we often encounter situations that should be straight forward but become quite complicated for no clear reason. One such incident happened recently at the Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala. We got information that …

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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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