EAST AFRICAN NEWS

Africa’s 146th coronavirus case confirmed in Ethiopia

March 2020 StandardMedia; Ethiopia’s Health Minister Lia Tadesse has announced its first positive case of coronavirus in the country.A statement shared on Twitter says that the 48-year-old Japanese national arrived in Ethiopia on March 4 from Burkina Faso.“He is undergoing medical follow-up and is in a stable condition. Those who …

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KENYA: NHIF – Medical Fraud Rampant in Counties

February 2020 DailyNation; Medical fraud in counties now tops the list of scams against the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), the State agency has revealed. The scam involves healthcare providers claiming to have performed various procedures during surgeries when in fact they did not. An internal assessment by NHIF reveals …

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Rwanda recalls Kenyan-made antibiotic over quality

February 2020 BusinessDaily; Rwanda has recalled two batches of the Azithromycin antibiotic imported from Kenya following multiple complaints from users. The antibiotic is used to treat bacterial infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia; sexually transmitted diseases; as well as infections of the ears, lungs, skin and throat. It is manufactured …

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KENYA: NHIF risks collapse over cash crisis

February 2020 DailyNation; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) risks collapse within two years unless the proposed rates President Uhuru Kenyatta halted mid last month are implemented. A report by a Health Financing Reforms Expert Panel (Hefrep), which Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki set up to transform and reposition the …

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