EAST AFRICAN NEWS

Donors Pledge Billions to Battle Aids, TB and Malaria

September 2016 theglobalfund; At the launch of the Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment, donors pledged over US$12.9 billion for the next three years, demonstrating extraordinary global commitment toward ending the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria for good. Hosted by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who stressed youth engagement as a key …

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KENYA: Safaricom’s M-tiba health App to go nationwide

September 2016 TheStandardNewspaper; M-tiba, the mobile application that helps people save for healthcare, is set to go nationwide. The application, which is modelled on Safaricom’s popular M-Pesa platform, has been developed by CarePay, a financial engagement firm that helps individuals manage health expenses, PharmAccess and Safaricom. M-tiba is a mobile …

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UGANDA: Govt Unveils Shs1.2 Trillion Child Policy

September 2016 DailyMonitor; President Museveni is today expected to launch the government’s Shs1.2 trillion National Early Childhood Development policy that lays out commitments and guidelines for children’s protection and development. According to details unveiled at a press conference in Kampala yesterday, the new plan seeks to promote holistic early childhood …

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KENYA: Kenyans to wait longer for vital cancer centres

September 2016 DailyNation; Kenyans suffering from cancer will have to wait another “two to three years” for the treatment centres they were promised last year. This was announced by Health Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri in an interview with the Daily Nation on Tuesday. The government has invested Sh21 billion in …

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KENYA: NHIF sets Oct 1 as start date for surgical covers

September 2016 BusinessDaily; The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) will start covering surgical procedures from October 1 in a move expected to ease cost burden on Kenyans undergoing specialist treatment at the local facilities. The NHIF chief executive officer, Geoffrey Mwangi said the national insurer is finalising on guidelines to …

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