Tag Archives: health

KENYA: Doctors set for extra cash with medical app

March 2017 BusinessDaily; A South African Internet firm yesterday announced partnership with 30 doctors to launch Kenya’s first commercial ‘doctors-on-call’ service payable via mobile phone or card and set to increase the practitioner’s revenue streams. ConnectMed, a mobile-based software application launched Monday in Nairobi, creates a platform where patients can …

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March 2017 GroundUp: Asbestos is a toxic killer. The latest estimate is 194,000 occupational deaths globally in a year. South Africa banned asbestos in 2008. One would think, then, that the country would support a proposal by 12 African states to prevent a handful of countries from continuing to block …

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KENYA: Relief for patients as doctors call off strike

March 2017 DailyNation; After 100 days of deaths, pain and despair, the doctors’ strike has ended. The Health ministry, the Council of Governors and the medics’ union signed a joint return-to-work formula, effectively bringing to an end the protracted industrial action that has cost many lives. GOOD NEWS The deal, …

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