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KENYA: Hospitals on the spot over expired drugs

January 2020 BusinessDaily; About half of hospitals in Kenya do not regularly remove expired or unusable medicines from their shelves, a new survey by the Health ministry has shown. The Kenya Harmonised Health Facility Assessment report for 2018/19 indicates that only 54 percent of health facilities, both public and private, have records …

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KENYA:KNH in cash crunch over Sh1 billion debt

January 2019 BusinessDaily; Kenyatta National Hospital is in deep financial trouble after the National Hospital Insurance Fund failed to pay Sh800 million it owes the giant medical institution. The hospital operations are already in peril, putting the lives of thousands of patients, who depend on the facility, at risk with …

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USA: Drug companies greet 2019 with U.S. price hikes

January 2019 Yahoo news; Drugmakers kicked off 2019 with price increases in the United States on more than 250 prescription drugs, including the world’s top-selling medicine, Humira, although the pace of price hikes was slower than last year. The industry has been under pressure by the U.S. President Donald Trump …

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KENYA:Cuban doctors head home, leaving Brazilian towns with no care

November 2018 Yahoonews; The first of thousands of Cuban doctors began to return home on Thursday after criticism by Brazil’s far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro prompted Cuba’s government to sever a cooperation agreement, leaving millions of Brazilians without medical care. Bolsonaro said the Cuban doctors were being used as “slave labor” …

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