EAST AFRICAN NEWS

KENYA: Nyeris Mathari Hospital rejects NHIF cover for outpatients

September 2015 DailyNation; One of the biggest hospitals in central Kenya has stopped accepting the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) outpatient scheme. The Catholic Church’s Consolata Hospital, Mathari, Wednesday suspended its outpatient contract with NHIF until the national insurer reviews terms. The decision has provoked a domino effect, with other …

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MKU medical courses on the spot as Rwanda closes campus

September 2015 BusinessDaily; The quality of health-related courses offered by Mount Kenya University (MKU) is in the spotlight after the Rwandan Government stopped the institution from offering five medical courses in the country saying they did not meet set requirements. Rwanda’s Ministry of Education, through the Higher Education Council (HEC) …

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TANZANIA: Public Warned of Possible Diseases Outbreaks Ahead of El-Nino Rains

September 2015 DailyNews; Following Tanzania Meteorological Agency (TMA) and other International Meteorological Agencies’ forecasts on the anticipated El-Nino rains expected between October and December, this year, the public has been cautioned over possibility of outbreaks of various diseases. Director General of National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Dr Mwele Malecela …

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TANZANIA: Dar Intensifies Cholera Fight

September 2015 DailyNews; DAR ES SALAAM Region leadership has stepped up environmental cleanliness campaign to its residents, in a bid to control the deadly cholera disease which recently erupted, leading to a number of deaths. The outbreak of cholera was first announced in Dar es Salaam on August 15, this …

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ETHIOPIA: Bold Move to Foster Pharmaceutical Industry

August 2015 TheEthiopianHerald; Pharmaceutical excipients are no longer inert materials but are effective and able to improve the characteristics of the products’ quality, stability, functionality, safety, solubility and acceptance of patients. It can interact with the active ingredients and alter the medicament characteristics. The globalization of medicines’ supply enhances the …

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