EAST AFRICAN NEWS

RWANDA:Rwanda 20 years on: investing in life

April 2014 TheLancet; Introduction- In 1994, the genocide against the Tutsis led to the deaths of 1 million people in Rwanda (nearly 20% of the population at the time), as well as the displacement of millions more. During the 100 days after Easter, 1994, a bitter post-colonial divide linked to …

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TANZANIA: Govt Moves to Cut Infant Mortality

March 2014  DailyNews; THE government has ordered Regional and District authorities to allocate a sufficient budget for equipment and obstetric emergency care services in hospitals and health centres as a way of reducing maternal and infant mortality. This was said here on Saturday by Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda during an …

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KENYA: Mombasa Health Workers Threaten Strike Over Pay

March 2014 TheStar; The Mombasa County health workers have threatened to go on strike on Monday next week over unpaid two months salaries. Yesterday more than 1,500 health workers said the Mombasa government has not paid them their January and February salaries. Through the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union, …

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KENYA: Audit exposes loss of Sh4bn in fishy cash deals

March 2014 DailyNation; The Sh3.9 billion used by NHIF to build a multi-storey car park at Upper Hill in Nairobi cannot be justified, a report of Auditor-General Edward Ouko has said, raising serious questions about how government institutions spend public money. The 2011/2012 state corporations audit report seen by the …

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ETHIOPIA:Ethiopian Ministry of Health: Bright Future for Collaboration with Private Health Sector

March 2014   SHOPSProject; On January 28, 2014, the HANSHEP Health Enterprise Fund hosted an awardee recognition event in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to highlight the work of seven companies—Echelon, GE Ethiopia, Innopia Electromechanical Solutions, Kadisco General Hospital, Medical Biotech Laboratories, Tebita Ambulance and Pre-Hospital Emergency Services, and Telemed Medical Services. All …

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