EAST AFRICAN NEWS

UGANDA: Deploy Army to Salvage Health Sector

February 2016 TheObserver; A leading rallying call in the ongoing campaigns has been on the state of the health sector. Aware that every Ugandan at any one time requires health services and eager to find something to attract sympathy, opposition candidates have capitalised on whatever shortcomings. In the last election, …

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EAC Armies in Joint Effort to Thwart Health Threats

February 2016 NewTimes; Directors of health services of the East African Community (EAC) partner states armed forces are meeting in Kigali to further fortify joint efforts in thwarting health threats that would not only affect military personnel, but also the regional population. Dr Brig. Gen. Denis Janga, of the Tanzania …

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KENYA: Kenyan doctors raise red flag over foreign medics

February 2016 BusinessDaily; Kenyan doctors have sounded the alarm over a swelling number of unlicensed foreign medics who are flying into the country for consultancy services that result in referral of hundreds of patients to overseas hospitals every year. Speaking through the Kenya Orthopaedic Association (KOA) and the Kenya Association …

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Doctors urge compromise on female genital cutting

February 2016 DailyNation; Western states should legally permit immigrant communities to surgically “nick” young girls’ vaginas as an alternative to genital mutilation, a pair of US gynaecologists argued in a hotly-challenged paper Tuesday. Such a “compromise” could allow groups to honour cultural or religious prescripts while saving millions of girls …

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ETHIOPIA: Stepping Up Tel-Med Services

February 2016 TheEthipianHerald; The health strategy number four also indicates that health education shall be strengthened generally and for specific target populations through media outlets, community leaders, religious and cultural leaders, professional associations, schools and other social organizations. Such an approach is instrumental in inculcating attitudes of responsibility for self-care …

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KENYA: Set up drug factory, govt urged

February 2016 DailyNation;The government has been urged to invest in the pharmaceutical industry by setting up a manufacturing plant that will bring down the cost of medication for Kenyans. The Registrar of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board, Dr Kipkerich Koskei, said Kenya has the “potential” of becoming a drug manufacturing …

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TANZANIA: New Technology Brings Hope to Diabetic Patients

February 2016 DailyNews; Thousands of Tanzanians with diabetes will now be able to send their glucose levels to doctors using a smart technology devise introduced by Cumii International to provide efficient management of diabetes. The innovative device that will be launched in Tanzania within the next one month is among …

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