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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

Phone-based HIV support system repurposed for COVID monitoring in Uganda

A cost-effective phone based system developed by a Cambridge researcher and her Ugandan colleagues to support HIV patients has been rapidly adapted by the team to help the Ugandan Ministry of Health monitor those in quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic.People entering Uganda have been required to quarantine for 14 days as part of the country's lockdown measures, during which time they are monitored by the Ugandan Ministry of Health for.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 30th July 2020

US Donates Ksh 7.9 Million Medical Equipment to Kenya

The United States is donating personal protective and hospital equipment valued at Ksh 7.9 Million to five hospitals in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Siaya, and Nakuru in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.   Each hospital in  Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Siaya, and Nakuru will receive N95 masks, surgical masks, coveralls, medical goggles, face shields, and pulse oximeters. This equipment, critical to patient care and protection of.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 30th July 2020

COVID patients benefit from enhanced Homecoming initiative

Vodafone Ghana Foundation, the charity arm of Vodafone Ghana, has organised a virtual ceremony to launch its annual Homecoming initiative. The virtual launch formed part of efforts to herald the three-phased Homecoming initiative aimed at bringing relief to many patients who are in financial distress in some medical facilities nationwide. To kick start the first phase in the Northern belt, the Foundation footed the medical bills of 96 patients.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 30th July 2020

Cameroon to benefit from construction of a multi-functional laboratory complex

The Republic of Cameroon, a country on the Gulf of Guinea in the central region of Africa is set to benefit from the construction of a multifunctional laboratory complex dedicated to the analysis and control of the quality of food, pharmaceutical, textile, electronic, chemical and construction products. The project is being carried out by Mediline Medical Cameroon, a subsidiary of South Korean firm Mediline Korea on an approximately 2.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 11th June 2020

Govt. Industrialisation Agenda Vowed By Pharmacists In Tanzania

Pharmacists in the country have vowed to support the government industrialisation agenda and improvement of health service initiatives undertaken in the country. Addressing a press conference in Dar Es Salaam, Mr Issa Hango who serves as president of the Pharmaceutical Society of Tanzania (PST) said as pharmacists were scheduled to hold the annual general meeting (AGM) and a scientific conference mid this month they expected to come up with.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 19th March 2020

Kenya and UK strategic partnership to strengthen healthcare sector

President Uhuru Kenyatta is seeking to forge a strategic partnership with the University of Manchester and Christie NHS Foundation aimed at strengthening the healthcare sector in the country. The partnership will see the University of Manchester and Christie NHS Foundation Trust collaborate with Kenyatta University Teaching Research and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH) in the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases with special.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 6th March 2020

Kenya Medical Supplies Authority In The Process Of Setting Up Regional Distribution Centres

An extra warehouse is likely to be completed by June at Kemsa headquarters in Embakasi, Nairobi, to boost storage. A system is already in place to make sure all commodities are tracked.The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority is in the procedure of setting up regional distribution centres in Kisumu and Mombasa. The facilities should be up and running by the end of March.   The developments follow Kemsa's partnership with Postal Corporation.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 25th February 2020

Tanzania Soon To Become A Medical Tourism Destination

President John Magufuli admires gift presented to him by the Medical Association of Tanzania (MAT) during his meeting with doctors and other medical practitioners in Dar es Salaam. He said that the government is investing heavily in modern health equipment and services to save foreign exchange earnings and promote medical tourism. He added that since the government launched kidney transplants at Muhumbili National Hospital as well as.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 24th February 2020

The Global Fund Agency Helps Kenya Fight HIV/Aids, Tb And Maleria

The Global Fund agency helps Kenya fight HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria has given the country Sh42 billion to be used up to 2024. The organization's suggestions to Kenya on how to improve the programs are supported by experts. Global Fund wants Kenya to step up activities for preventing HIV, TB, and malaria, strengthen health and community systems and ensure extra efforts are put in place to take care of vulnerable people. It.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 22nd January 2020



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