EAST AFRICAN NEWS

Molecules found on phones reveal lifestyle secrets

November 2016 BBC; Molecules found on mobile phones reveal an astonishing amount about the owner’s health and lifestyle – including their food preferences and medication. Californian scientists found traces of everything from caffeine and spices to skin creams and anti-depressants on 40 phones they tested. We leave traces of molecules, …

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TANZANIA: Govt Commits Itself to Ambulance Purchase

November 2016 DailyNews; The government yesterday expressed commitment to collaborate with councils to ensure that the purchase of ambulances are the top priority in the 2017/18 budgets to improve public health. The commitment was given here by the Deputy Minister of State in the President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local …

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TANZANIA: The Road Towards E-Health in Tanzania

November 2016 theCitizen; Health without use of technology is becoming obsolete. In our daily struggles towards reviving and improving the quality of healthcare services, the component of Information Technology should not be left behind. The application of ICT in healthcare delivery is one of the key components in healthcare delivery …

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New UN Health Agency Guidelines Aim to Stop Surgical Infections and Arrest Spread of ‘Superbugs’

November 2016 UNNewsCentre; Warning that millions of people die every year from preventable surgical infections, particularly in developing countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued new guidelines today on tackling hospital-acquired infections with the aim of saving lives, cutting costs and arresting the spread of ‘superbugs.’ “No one should get …

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