EAST AFRICAN NEWS

KENYA: Ministry takes free maternity to faith-based hospitals

October 2016 BusinessDaily; The government has expanded the Sh4.2 billion-a-year free maternity services programme to faith-based hospitals in a bid to cover more pregnant women from low-income households. The scheme has, in the past three years, been confined to public hospitals. Expectant women visiting the mission hospitals are expected to …

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TANZANIA: JKCI Operates On 728 Heart Patients January-September

October 2016 DailyNews; The Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) at the Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH) conducted heart surgeries for 728 patients between January and September, saving 1.3bn/- in costs for undertaking the operations locally. Director of Research at the institute, Dr Pedro Pallangyo, explained that it would have cost 3.2bn/- …

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UGANDA: How Expired Drugs End Up in Hospitals

October TheObserver; 54% of health facilities found with expired drugs The expiry date on the container for the drug called chlorpromazine read August 2016. But by mid-October, the medicine was still sitting on a shelf at Kasangati health centre IV, arguaby ready to be prescribed to patients. Sitting beside the …

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UGANDA: 227 Ugandans Contract HIV Daily – UNAIDS

October TheMonitor; The joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (Unaids) has warned of a looming crisis unless Uganda controls the 227 new HIV infections daily, especially among the youth. While presenting her credentials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday, the new Unaids country director, Ms Amakobe Sande, said government …

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UGANDA: Makerere University Hospital ‘Terminally Ill’

October 2016 Observer; The once glorified university hospital at Makerere University is in a sorry state – operating in dilapidated structures, with no reliable electricity and inadequate staff. The 32-bed hospital serving both out-patients and inpatients including university staff, students and neighbouring communities, has now reduced the beds to just …

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