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EASYFOR S.R.L.TO EXHIBIT AT MEDEXPO EXPO THE LARGEST TRADE EVENT OF IT'S KIND IN TANZANIA

EASYfor Medical Device the Italian company signed up to participate at the 23rd MEDEXPO TANZANIA 2021 @ Diamond Jubilee Expo Centre, Dar-es-saalam.   EASYfor Medical Device is an Italian company specialized in dental implantology able to satisfy all the needs of professionals, laboratories and patients. The Company goal is to provide the dentist with a complete service, from the product to the consultation to the chair, from teaching.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 15th January 2021

French pharma firm Sartorius invests in Tanzania's pharmacy training

Global pharmacy and laboratory equipment provider Sartorius is funding an aid initiative to develop pharmaceutical preparation in Tanzania with a donation of US$104,000 which will go to action medeor, the European medical aid organisation. The organization's initiative addresses young people who, after finishing their education as non-academic pharmacy professionals, will provide healthcare in Tanzania in order to improve the country's.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 29th December 2020

EIB launches US$60.9m Africa pharmaceutical development program

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched the first ever scheme aimed at strengthening the local production of active pharmaceutical ingredients in Africa and increasing the production of pharmaceuticals that are essential for improving public health. The EIB's recent US$60.9 million pharmaceutical investment program, unveiled jointly with the KENUP Foundation, would help eliminate drug import dependence and fix the gaps in the.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 29th December 2020

Kenyan insurtech startup Turaco secures $2m seed funding

Turaco, a micro-insurtech start-up based in Kenya, has raised $2 million from Novastar Ventures, Mercy Corps Ventures, Musha Ventures, GAN Ventures, Zephyr Acron, and other angel investors in serial seed equity investment. The investment will be used to expand Turaco further and to increase its operations in Sub-Saharan Africa. In addition, the start-up seeks to build its proprietary technologies and to provide opportunities for jobs to.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 7th December 2020

Africom Donates Mobile Field Hospital to Kenya Border Police

The Africa Command of the United States Military (AFRICOM) donated a mobile field hospital worth SH173 million and transferred an additional SH131 million in vehicles and training equipment to the Kenya Border Police Unit (BPU). The U.S. Embassy said the new equipment is intended to increase police mobility in border areas, improve weapons capabilities and create training capacity for new officers. The embassy also said that it would.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 30th November 2020

Construction of 6 Cancer Treatment Centers Underway - Ministry of Health, Ethiopia

The Ministry of Health in Addis Ababa today announced that six cancer treatment centres are being established in four regions of the country, including Addis Ababa. In her remarks at a media briefing on Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Minister of Health Lia Taddesse said huge efforts need to exert in increasing the level of breast cancer alertness of the community at large. Around 2.1 million cases of breast cancer are registered.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 30th October 2020

Swedfund is investing in women's health and self-care in East Africa

Swedfund, the Swedish government development fund, is investing in Kasha Global, whose e-commerce platform provides access to and purchase of contraceptive, menstrual and health care products, both online and offline, for women, primarily in Rwanda and Kenya. The Chief Executive Officer of Swedfund Maria Hakansson said that “In Africa, it is quite common for sexual and reproductive health issues to be taboo and stigmatized. As a.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 30th October 2020

China-Africa cooperation continues to flourish as FOCAC marks 20th anniversary

At the turn of the 21st century, China and Africa established what would become one of the world's most vibrant and successful multilateral platforms for international cooperation - the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). As the forum marks its 20th anniversary this year, it has triumphed over naysayers' pessimism over China-Africa cooperation and carried forward the spirit of jointly building a China-Africa community with a shared.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 15th October 2020

Government Chemist Department To Start A Branch In Marsabit, Kenya

The government has finalized plans to set up a central chemical testing laboratory in Marsabit County to serve the northern region. Government chemist Ali Gakweli said preparations for the facility had started with the government chemist department securing a building at the local Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KARLO) centre. Gakweli who lead a team on a mission to lay ground for the starting up of the fourth.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 13th October 2020

Kenyan Startup Xetova Shortlisted For MIT Fund

A Kenyan technology startup, Xetova, has been named as a 2020 Global Solve finalist by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the health Security and Pandemics track. MIT Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to solve the world’s most acute challenges.  Xetova is the only African technology innovation finalist under the line of health.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th September 2020

Kenya Receives Ksh 1B Grant For Medical Equipment And Scholarships

Kenya and Japan governments have signed a grant amounting to approximately Ksh 1.02 billion for the provision of medical equipment to be installed in various health facilities across the country. The grant is also expected to enhance healthcare delivery to all Kenyans and modernize health facilities countrywide. National treasury and planning CS. Ambassador Ukur Yatani, said that the UHC phase will contribute to the achievement of.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 7th September 2020

Green Gratitude supports COVID health workers in Accra Ghana

Green Gratitude, a local Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) committed to the welfare of frontline workers in the Covid-19 fight, has extended a hand of support to Doctors and Nurses at the Covid-19 treatment centre at the El-Wak Stadium in Accra. The NGO has decided to provide at least one hot meal to the frontline staff at the facility for the next two weeks.  The gesture comes on the heels of similar support recently extended to.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 30th July 2020



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