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Better Age Identification in Africa through Teeth Examination

For many rural African populations, information on uncompromised improvement and development variation is missing, and analysts normally look at development in the population of interest to standards that are planned for European or US kids. Be that as it may, analysts from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg think evaluating teeth could be a significantly more precise approach to decide the age of children in.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 4th December 2017

Mercury-Free Dentistry Campaign Shifts Focus to Africa

A vibrant global campaign to ban the use of mercury in dentistry is shifting direction: moving from Europe to the developing world Attorney and President of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, Mr. Charlie Brown, who is heading the campaign was quoted saying, “When you return to your home countries, please do as the European Union has done: phase out amalgam for children now, for one simple reason: The children of your nation.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 4th December 2017

Pharmaceuticals to Have Single Regulator in EAC

The pharmaceutical division is set to benefit by more broad access to the market following a course of action by the East African Community (EAC) States to set up a single regulatory agency for drugs. Medication firms would then be able to get to the 160 million strong EAC market effortlessly as the agency is relied upon to diminish time and costs of evaluations and approvals of drugs/medical devices.  Presently, new medications must be.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 1st December 2017

Babyl's AI Inspired Healthcare now in Rwanda

Babyl Rwanda, an advanced medicinal services supplier has been gaining good ground in Rwanda of late.    Headquartered in London, Babyl expects to bring affordable and accessible healthcare services to all Rwandans. They hope to do this by combining the medical expertise of professionals and the ever-increasing computing power of modern day machines.   Dr. Shivon Byamukama, the deputy CEO of Babyl explained that Babyl utilizes.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 1st December 2017

Program Integrating Technology in Healthcare Introduced by Kenya and Japan

The Kenyan government has collaborated with the government of Japan to dispatch a fresh new health development program that will work towards coordinating innovative technologies into health care services in the mission to achieve the objective of attaining universal healthcare. The venture is an undertaking of the Japan Policy and Human Resource Development (PHRD) and will see medical data gathered utilizing a tech platform to predict early.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 1st December 2017

Private Sector Owned Medical Facilities to Attract More Medical Tourism

Private sector owned medical facilities are depending on new advanced medical technologies and the offer of specific client focused services to draw in customers from neighboring countries with the hope of boosting medical tourism.  A large portion of these medical facilities are based out of Nairobi. However another private facility has been opened in Mombasa which will cater to local as well as foreign clientele looking for.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 28th November 2017

Kenyan Medical Authorities to Incorporate WHO Guidelines

 Kenyan Health Authorities are planning to adopt World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines, in their latest attempt at combating the issue of child mortality. Jackson Kioko, the Director of Medical Services from the Ministry of Health revealed at the Scientific Symposium on Pneumonia to commemorate World Pneumonia Day on Friday, November 12th. While speaking at the forum, Mr. Kioko also advocated the use of amoxicillin dispersible.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 15th November 2017

After 2 Years, Chinese Medical Team Departs from Tanzania

After two years of their mission to serve rural and urban Tanzanians, the visiting 24th China Medical Team was bid a heartfelt adieu on Friday in Dar es Salaam. The team achieved serving over 20,000 Tanzanians while also donating medicines and equipment worth 125 million. Ummy Mwalimu, the Tanzanian Health, Community Development, Gender, Children and Elderly Minister spoke on behalf of the government during the farewell party at the Chinese.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th November 2017

BILL GATESí SUPPORT FOR CERVICAL CANCER IN TANZANIA CONCLUDES

 Access to screening services available at prevailing family planning clinics increases, as cervical cancer cases grow. Anil Tambay, Maries Stopes Tanzania Country Director stated in Dar es Salaam to mark the conclusion of the cervical cancer screening and preventative therapy project by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.   He remarked that such family planning programmes were “natural entry points” for prevention.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 7th November 2017

Kenya Among Those to Lend Support To Somalia

 The Government of Kenya has made a donation of an assortment of medical supplies to the Federal Government of Somalia to aid and treat all those affected by the recent bombings in Mogadishu by the terror outfit Al-Shabaab.   The supplies were transported by air from Kenya to the Federal Minister of Health and Social Services, Fawziya Abikar. The mayor of Mogadishu, Thabit Abdi Mohamed was also present to receive the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 1st November 2017

Vision 2030 Chief Looks to Improved Medical Tourism

 Specialized hospitals in Kenya are expected to help raise funds through medical tourism. This particular activity has worked wonders in India and is expected to do the same for Kenya too.   Julius Muia, the Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat, Director-General said that a recently conducted a situational analysis across the nation revealed the presence of 5000 foreign citizens visiting Kenya on a yearly basis to make use of the medical.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 31st October 2017

BREAKTHROUGH DTG PRICE AGREEMENT FOR 90 LMIC COUNTRIES

 The first low-price, single-pill antiretroviral treatment is likely to be made available in 90 LMIC (low and middle income) countries thanks to a breakthrough costing agreement for HIV drugs. The regime which contains DTG (dolutegravir) could become extensively available in LMIC countries for about a tenth of the current price – around US $75 per person per year.   The deal came about due to collaborative efforts between.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 31st October 2017



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