EAST AFRICAN NEWS

RWANDA: Rapid SMS System Has Improved Healthcare

January 2016 TheNewTimes; When the Ministry of Health introduced the Rapid SMS system about seven years ago, the number of women giving birth in hospitals was low, and infant mortality rate was high. Health officials also say traditional birth attendants, who lacked expertise to handle infections or complications, performed most …

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RWANDA: Stakeholders Outline Health Plans for 2016

January 2016 NewTimes; 2015 was a great year with regards to the health sector. A lot of progress was registered in various programmes. Now, 2016 is at hand and with it comes very many other aspirations. Healthy Times’ Donah Mbabazi talked to various stakeholders in the health sector about their plans for …

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TANZANIA: Seeking Special Medical Treatment for Elderly

January 2016 DailyNews; ZANZIBAR government unveiled its plan for universal pension, last year, saying each elderly at the age of 70 and above will be entitled 20,000/-per month, starting in April. The elderly have welcomed the government’s move, and eagerly await for the implementation. But the senior citizens have raised …

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TANZANIA: Smart Healthcare Vital in Saving Mothers

January 2016 thecitizen; Health experts say advancing our future starts with safeguarding the well-being of pregnant women and newborn babies. They say investing in the health of women, newborns and children may yield economic and social benefits worth more than nine times the cost. This message was also echoed at …

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