EAST AFRICAN NEWS

End of line for hard to detect Malaria

December 2013 SciDevNet; A low-cost, portable device that can detect malaria in people who show no symptoms is soon to be tested in Africa.This ‘mobile bio-lab’, under development by Dutch company Amplino, aims to help health workers identify asymptomatic malaria sufferers using a sensitive molecular technique.People who show no symptoms, …

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The Power of Crazy Ideas

December 2013  GatesFoundation; I spent last week at the Global Health Supply Chain Summit in Ethiopia, mingling and mixing with logisticians, academics, private sector distribution experts, and ministry of health representatives, all talking about the important and complicated process of getting health products to the people who need them. Global …

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KENYA:Kilifi to Draft Five-Year Health Master Plan

December 2013 TheStar; Health officials in Kilifi county are developing a master plan to enhance the sector. Most health facilities are in bad condition and require a face lift to meet the demands of the patients in the region. The residents rely on Malindi, Kilifi and Mariakani hopsitals for medical …

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KENYA:Sh135 Million for Trans Nzoia Health Services

November 2013 theStar; The Trans Nzoia county government has allocated Sh135 million for health.Addressing the press yesterday in a Kitale hotel, Governor Patrick Khaemba said Sh5 million will be used to procure a generator while Sh10 million will be for buying coolers for the Kitale District Hospital mortuary. “The mortuary …

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KENYA:Governors, Doctors to Resolve Standoff in 14 Days

November 2013 CapitalFM; A meeting of key players in the health sector on Tuesday agreed that unions, governors and the ministry be given two weeks to resolve the impasse arising from the devolution of medical services. The consultative meeting of stakeholders that was chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State …

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