EAST AFRICAN NEWS

Newest Hospital Hire: Humanoid Robot

June 2016 lifezette; She is helpful, unassuming, taught to be respectful — and she speaks 19 languages. Sound like someone you’d be willing to hire? Pepper, the newest member on staff at a Belgian hospital, is already making an impact. She is a humanoid robot. Pepper joined the medical team …

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ZIMBABWE: President Slams Greedy Doctors

June 2016 TheHerald; President Mugabe yesterday roundly criticised doctors for valuing money more instead of serving people in urgent need of healthcare services and called for an urgent solution to the impasse between doctors and medical aid societies. Addressing thousands of people gathered at the National Heroes Acre for the …

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UGANDA: Scientists Make Herbal Anti-Malarial Drug

June 2016 TheMonitor; Ugandan scientists have developed a drug from natural herbs that can cure malaria in about three days. According to a study released by the scientists, the drug, DEI Anti-malaria, can kill malaria-causing parasites within the human body using its natural compounds extracted from plants. The lead-investigator, Dr …

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RWANDA: Telemedicine – the Future of Healthcare

June 2016 TheNewTimes; In an enclosed room at Rwanda Military Hospital in Kanombe, students listen attentively to instructions from a video interaction. This is part of their medical training, a session that allows them to interface with senior health professionals from top countries around the world. However, this practice is …

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Ground-Breaking School Feeding Analysis Launched

June 2016 WFPNews; A major contemporary analysis of global school meals practices, designed to help strengthen these vital social investments, was released today by Imperial College London’s Partnership for Child Development (PCD), the World Food Programme (WFP), and the World Bank (WB). The Global School Feeding Sourcebook: Lessons from 14 …

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UGANDA: Health Budget Much Better, But…

June 2016 TheObserver; Health advocacy groups have commended government for allocating more funds to the health sector in the recently released budget. In the budget speech read last week, the ministry of Finance approved Shs 1.853tn for 2016/17 for the health sector from the previous Shs 1.227tn in 2015/16. That …

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