Tag Archives: health

NIGERIA: Meningitis Outbreak – Death Toll Rises to 813

April 2017 PremiumTimes; Over 800 Nigerians have been killed by meningitis since the latest outbreak of the epidemic in the country 16 weeks ago. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, disclosed this figure on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting at the State House in Abuja. Mr. Adewole said …

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KENYA: KNH in talks to help local kidney patients

April 2017 DailyNation; Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and the state health insurer are in talks to raise kidney transplant benefits above Sh500,000 to recover additional treatment costs. The referral hospital talks with the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) comes as the cost of the transplants remains unchanged for nearly seven …

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KENYA:Give us money to pay doctors: Governors

April 2017 Dailynation; County governments are not able to pay doctors for the three months that they were on strike because the National Treasury has not released the monies, the Council of Governors has said. In a letter addressed to Mr Joseph Kinyua, the Chief of Staff and Head of …

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KENYA: Health Ministry Seeks to Improve Surgical Services

April 2017 thecitizen; The ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children in partnership with the GE Foundation and Safe Surgery 2020 is working on a strategic plan to transform surgical services in the country. Speaking during the launch of the National Surgical, Obstetrics and Anaesthesia Plan Technical Working …

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KENYA: Kidney crisis emerges as dialysis tops NHIF claims

April 2017 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) payouts for dialysis is the single largest claims, highlighting the growing cases of kidney ailments among Kenyans. Official records indicate that the State-owned insurer paid hospitals Sh839.9 million in the six months to December, up from Sh139.8 million in a similar …

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