EAST AFRICAN NEWS

Why BMI is a flawed health standard

May 2021 the WashingtonPost ;When Achea Redd used to go for annual checkups, she tried to discuss her restrictive eating patterns with her doctors and her fear that she might have an eating disorder. But because her body mass index (BMI) was in the “overweight” category, Redd’s primary care physicians …

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KENYA: Health insurers ordered to cover Covid-19 jab

April 2021 Businessdaily; Medical insurers in Kenya will from next month foot Covid-19 vaccination bills for policy holders ahead of July when the importation of the vaccines would be open to private firms. The Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA) directed the insurers to update the policies to cover the Covid-19 jabs …

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AAR to shut Dar clinics on rising financial woes

April 2021 BusinessDaily; Insurance firm AAR plans to exit Tanzania on reduced visitor numbers to its eight clinics and financial troubles worsened by the Covid-19 pandemic. The insurer announced in a memo to staff, it has started the winding up process since it can no longer meet its obligations to …

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