EAST AFRICAN NEWS

KENYA:Plot to reject budget for hospitals

June 2014 DailyNation; Senators and MPs are headed for a fresh clash over the Division of Revenue Bill, this time on the allocation of funds for the former provincial hospitals that serve more than one county. In its amendments on the Bill, the Senate has demanded that the national government …

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ETHIOPIA: Life expectancy rises in Ethiopia

May 2014  ertagov; Ethiopia’s average life expectancy has improved significantly, said World Health Organization (WHO).   According to its report on the state of health around the world for 2014, Ethiopia has achieved the second biggest gain with a rise in the average life span from a low of 45 …

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SUDAN:Juba, Khartoum Sign Health Cooperation Agreement

May 2014 SudanTribute; Sudan’s health minister, Bahar Idriss Abu Garda, and his South Sudanese counterpart, Riek Gai Kok, have signed a health cooperation agreement between the two countries. Abu Garda, who received Kok and his accompanying delegation on Thursday, praised the spirit of brotherhood and cooperation which dominated the bilateral …

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KENYA:Two Million Children Face Chronic Malnutrition

May 2014 TheStar;  CHILD malnutrition is among the biggest threats to Vision 2030 and Kenya’s achievement of the millennium development goals, an global nutrition advocay group has said. Scaling up Nutrition Alliance said two million children under five years in Kenya are facing chronic malnutrition and stunted growth. It said …

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RWANDA: Inspections of Private Health Facilities Long Overdue

April 2014 TheNewTimes; The Ministry of Health, on Monday, announced it will start conducting periodic inspection of private health facilities to enhance healthcare service delivery. According to ministry officials, quarterly inspections will be carried out in private facilities, focusing mainly on areas like clinical services, information management systems, staff welfare …

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