EAST AFRICAN NEWS

KENYA: State faces suit over unsafe vaccines test

May 2016 DailyNation; A Nairobi company has threatened to sue the government for failing to pay Sh13.8 million for tests on the controversial tetanus and polio vaccines. In a demand letter by Gitobu Imanyara Advocates, the company, Agriq Quest Ltd, claims that the government declined to pay for the laboratory …

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Rwanda to Host Major Health Meet Next Month

May TheNewTimes; An international conference on Non Communicable Diseases (NCD) is set to be hosted in Kigali next month. According to Major Jean Damascene Gasherebuka, the chairperson of the Rwanda Allied Health Professions Council (RAHPC), the conference will take place from June 28 to 30, and will attract over 500 …

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Superbug Threat Requires Urgent Action – Report

May 2016 Aljazeera; A report of the global rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria or superbugs has called for dramatic changes to the way antibiotics are used both by humans and animals. The result of a two-year investigation by former Goldman Sachs economist Jim O’Neill, the report warns that without action superbugs …

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KENYA: KU offers Mugenda job as chief of healthcare

May 2016 BusinessDaily; Former Kenyatta University vice-chancellor Olive Mugenda has been offered the position of chief executive in the institution’s healthcare arm at a pay similar to what she earned as VC. The university’s council made the decision to offer Prof Mugenda the job on March 2, two weeks before …

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