EAST AFRICAN NEWS

Kenyan Professor Receives Prestigious Award for HIV Research in Africa

December 2015 KeyCorrespondents; Kenyan Professor Elizabeth Bukusi has received the 2015 Biomedical HIV Prevention Forum Distinguished Scholar Award for making significant contributions to the science and development of biomedical HIV interventions in Africa. Professor Bukusi was recognised for her outstanding contributions to develop female-initiated methods of HIV prevention such as …

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KENYA: USAID, Kemsa in Sh65bn medical supplies deal

November 2015 DailyNation; The US government, through USAid has awarded the Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) Sh65 billion to supply drugs and medical equipment in the country. The five-year contract will see Kemsa procure and distribute HIV/Aids test kits and medications, contraceptives, malaria test kits and drugs as well as …

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KENYA: Busia governor sacks striking health workers

November 2015 DailyNation;The Busia County Government has sacked over 1,000 health workers who have been on strike since Monday last week. Governor Sospeter Ojaamong’ said his administration was now seeking the services of military personnel and faith-based organisations to offer medical services to patients as an emergency measure. Mr Ojaamong’ …

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KENYA: Kenya gets Sh1.3b US grant for public health labs

November 2015 DailyNation; The US has given the Kenyan government a five-year Sh1.3 billion grant to strengthen public health facilities’ ability to handle infectious diseases. The money will be used to equip public health laboratories and train medical staff. The collaboration named Boresha Maabara (improve laboratory services), is between the …

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KENYA: Governors blame medics for public hospitals crisis

November 2015 DailyNation; Governors have refused to take blame for the pain and suffering in county hospitals, saying the problem is not with the health system. Instead, the governors blamed doctors for the rising cases of negligence reported in various hospitals. Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma on Monday said doctors found …

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KENYA: Treasury declines to repay Sh1.2bn KNH owes Spain

November 2015 BusinessDaily; The Treasury and Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) have failed to agree on settlement of a Sh1.2 billion loan that remains outstanding in two years, exposing the taxpayer to bigger future repayments. An exchange of letters between the two institutions since 2012 shows the Treasury has declined to …

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