EAST AFRICAN NEWS

ETHIOPIA: Ethiopia Moves Forward With Major New Grants

July 2015 GlobalFundNews; The Government of Ethiopia and the Global Fund partnership today signed four new grants for US$551.6 million to fight HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria and to build resilient and sustainable systems for health. The financial resources provided through the Global Fund come from many sources and partners, represented …

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KENYA: Act on cancer, First Ladies demand

July 2015 StandardNewspaper; African First Ladies have raised concern that the fight against cancer is not receiving the priority it deserves from leaders in the continent. Led by Mrs Margaret Kenyatta, the First Ladies are now demanding urgent and stringent measures from the top leadership of governments to reverse the …

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KENYA: Doctors blame lack of data for TB cases

July 2015 DailyNation; Lack of up-to-date data on tuberculosis is impeding the fight against the country’s fourth killer disease. The country has been basing its strategies on surveys, which, according to Director of Medical Services Nicholas Muraguri, are unreliable because they do not give important information on the disease. The …

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KENYA: Public hospitals survive on donor funding

July 2015 DailyNation; Specialised care in public hospitals is heavily dependent on donor funding and public-private partnerships. The amount of money counties allocate to health is gobbled up by recurrent expenditure, including salaries, with only a negligible percentage going towards development and training. As such, the much-needed upgrading of the …

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