EAST AFRICAN NEWS

TANZANIA: Ministry Registering Traditional Medicine to Ensure Quality

June 2016 DailyNews; The government, through the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, has started registering traditional medicines to integrate alternative medical treatment into the conventional healthcare system. Deputy Minister for Ministry of Health, Social Development, Gender, Elderly and Children Dr Hamisi Kigwangalla said in the National …

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TANZANIA: Govt Suspends Muhimbili Plan to Charge for Meals

June 2016 thecitizen; The minister for Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Ms Ummy Mwalimu, said yesterday she had temporarily suspended the Muhimbili National Hospital’s (MNH) plan to launch patients food services pending a further notice. Speaking to reporters, Ms Mwalimu said since the announcement of the plan, the …

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KENYA: Medical Experts Shortage Hits Region

June 2016 DailyNation; The vast Wajir County has no resident medical consultant and relies on a visiting medic, Governor Ahmed Abdullahi Mohamad has said. Mr Mohamad said the lack of medical experts ready to work in the county, which occupies 10 per cent of Kenya’s land mass and is the …

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Malaria Drug Grabs Africa Award

June 2016 EABusinessWeek; In a glittering ceremony that marked the five-year milestone anniversary of the Innovation Prize for Africa the landmark programme of the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) innovative healthcare solutions took pole position this year, offering ground-breaking responses to address Africa’s prevailing malaria and HIV/AIDS burdens. Out of a …

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LG boosts healthy living with innovative technologies

June 2016 jollyboss; Electronics giant, LG Electronics has created devices and services to help simplify lives. Among these devices are the LG watch Urbane equipped with a smart monitor to check the heart rate and a number of sporty features, apart from measuring total calories burned, the smart watch catalogues …

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UGANDA: Human Rights NGO to Sue Medik Hospital

June 2016 TheObserver; The Center for Health, Human Rights and Development (CEHURD) intends to sue Medik hospital over violation of human rights to expectant mothers. “We are just waiting for the reports from the Wakiso District Health Officer and the police to complete our evidence and then sue Medik hospital. …

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