EAST AFRICAN NEWS

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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UGANDA: No Money to Implement Anti-Smoking Law – Government

October theMonitor; The principal medical officer in the Ministry of Health, Dr Sheila Ndyanabangi, has said government is yet to release money to implement anti-smoking laws. The law passed last year provides for stringent measures aimed at protecting non-smokers from the health, social, economic and environmental consequences of tobacco use …

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KENYA: Apollo to manage post-retirement medical cover

October 2017 BusinessDaily; A new product allowing employees aged below 60 years pre-fund their retirement healthcare insurance has been launched. Enwealth Financial Services unveiled the savings product in partnership with APA Insurance and Apollo Asset Management on Thursday. Apollo Group CEO Ashok Shah said Apollo Asset Management will provide fund …

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