EAST AFRICAN NEWS

KENYA: State House set to host health summit tomorrow

September 2016 DailyNation; State House will Tuesday host a health summit aimed at showcasing the government’s success. The meeting, which will bring stakeholders in health and the media together, will seek to clear the air on the state of health care in the country. “It is particularly important for media …

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KENYA: New mobile app to help mental health patients get psychiatric help anonymously

September 2016 DailyNation; A Nakuru community-based organisation (CBO) has launched a software application that will allow mental health patients access online psychiatric and psychological services from local and global health providers. Psychiatric Disability Organisation (PDO) founder Iregi Mwenja said the mobile phone-based app is a secure way of discussing personal …

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Donors Set Aside U.S.$24 Billion for African Health

September 2016 EastAfricaBusinessWeek; The World Bank and the Global Fund will invest $24 billion in Africa over the next three to five years to accelerate universal health coverage across the continent. “A critical part of this commitment is to accelerate progress on universal health coverage – ensuring that everyone, everywhere …

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20. Million. Lives.

September 2016 GlobalFund; The Global Fund is announcing today that it has supported programs that have saved 20 million lives. It’s an incredible milestone. It puts a number on the breathtaking progress that has been made against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria, and goes hand-in-hand with building resilient and sustainable systems …

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KENYA: KNH doubles treatment fee for cancer patients

September 2016 DailyNation;Cancer patients seeking treatment at Kenyatta National Hospital will have to cough up double the amount they have been paying for radiotherapy after charges were raised. Some patients told Nation they might stop treatment for lack of money. One patient said she was struggling to get the Sh500 …

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