Tag Archives: health

KENYA:Advanced CT scanners to ease medical costs

November 2018 Dailynation; Kenyans can breathe a sigh of relief after the Ministry of Health confirmed that ultra-modern CT scanners, and qualified personnel to handle them, are now available in public health facilities. Director of Medical Services Jackson Kioko on Sunday said Kenyans no longer have to travel abroad for …

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Why Kenya must move to phase out lead in paints

2018 October BusinessDaily;Kenya is expected to join the world in marking ‘the Sixth International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action’ from October 21 to 27. This affords the country the best opportunity to renew its commitment to implementing the recently enacted regulations restricting use of lead in paints to avoid …

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KENYA:iPay, online drug seller MyDawa ink payment deal

October 2018 BusinessDaily;Online pharmacy MyDawa entered into a deal with fintech firm iPay to broaden payment options for users that will now include M-Pesa, Equitel and Visa. Through the partnership, tech savvy MyDawa customers will also be able to use Pesalink, Mastercard, Masterpay, e-Lipa and Kenswitch to settle their drug …

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KENYA:Curious case of discharge gone awry

October 2018 Standardmedia;Under normal circumstances, an arrival home after a long stay in hospital bed is undoubted call to celebration. In a strange twist of irony, however, Kibibi Abdulla’s arrival at her Kileleshwa home from Aga Khan Hospital (AKUHN) in Nairobi, yesterday morning seethed of despair, lamentation and protest. Despite …

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KENYA:Medical cover premiums fall on higher use of NHIF

August 2018 BusinessDaily;Uptake of medical cover in private insurers dropped for the first time in history last year, fresh industry statistics indicate, condemning growth in non-life insurance business to a 16-year low. Gross premiums in the medical class dropped 0.71 per cent to Sh38.42 billion in 2017 from Sh38.7 billion …

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Eating dinner earlier could reduce cancer risk

August 2018 Medicalnewstoday; Uncovering simple lifestyle interventions that may reduce cancer risk is a major focus of medical research. Most recently, the timing of our evening meal has come under scrutiny. According to a study that was conducted at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health in Spain, eating your final …

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KENYA:China-made heart drug recalled over cancer fears

August 2018 Business Daily;Kenyan authorities have recalled 15 batches of six locally available heart and blood pressure drugs over fears that they may be carrying a cancer-causing impurity. The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB) said in a statement dated July 12 that its decision to recall all drugs containing Valsartan …

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