EAST AFRICAN NEWS

UGANDA:Health research opportunities, challenges

November 2014 TheIndependent; The Medical Research Council (MRC), a body under the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), is this year marking 25 years of operations in Uganda. Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, the director, spoke to Flavia Nassaka about the current state of medical / health research in the country. Briefly, what …

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KENYA: Counties to be ranked on health service delivery

November 2014 DailyNation; Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has said the government will soon begin ranking counties based on service delivery at hospitals. He said the government was concerned about deplorable state of hospitals and negligence in some counties. The health ministry is coming up with ways of analyzing hospital …

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TANZANIA: Dar Hospitals to Get More Funds for Medicines

November 2014 DailyNews; PLANS are afoot to allocate more funds to increase medical supplies to Amana, Temeke and Mwananyamala hospitals in Dar es Salaam Region, which were recently elevated from district to regional referral hospitals. The Minister for Health, Dr Seif Rashid, made the disclosure while responding to a supplementary …

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KENYA: Sh25 Million for Community Health Staff in Kisumu

November 2014 TheStar; THE Kisumu County Assembly has proposed a Sh25 million stipend for community health workers. The committee’s proposal is has already been factored in the current financial budget and awaits the executive’s approval. The county’s Community Health Strategy will be launched in March, next year.Health Services Committee chairman …

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TANZANIA:Health Fund Sends Specialists Upcountry

October 2014 DailyNews; THE National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) has started a programme to send specialist doctors upcountry to provide much needed medical services to the people. The programme will involve specialists from Muhimbili National Hospital, Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI) and the Mwanza-based Bugando Medical Centre (BMC). The NHIF Director …

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