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TANZANIA to become a hub of high-tech cardiovascular treatment in East Africa

Dar is gearing to become Medical tourism Hub in EA. A hub of high-tech cardiovascular treatment in East Africa and Sub- Saharan Africa through extension of the Jakaya Kikwete Cardiac Institute (JKCI) at Mloganzila, which is envisioned to be a centre of excellence in the region.   The new facility at Mloganzila will include a special wing for children, which will have a capacity of between 280 and 350 beds, up from the current 128 beds at.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 14th November 2018

Affordable Mobile Healthcare Solution Introduced In Tanzania

Tanzanian businesswoman Lilian Makoi has introduced an affordable mobile healthcare solution christened Jamii Africa in Tanzania. Although she has co-founded a number of startups, Jamii Africa happens to be her biggest and most positive business venture.   According to Lilian Makoi, she started Jamii Africa after losing someone in her family from a treatable medical emergency. The main reason for the loss, she said was their inability to.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 16th October 2018

Medical Experts from Saudi Arabia to Travel to Tanzania after Their Success in Yemen

Balsam International, a heart surgery and cardiology team is preparing to go to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in the next few days to treat 176 heart patients after successful trips to treat 225 heart patients in Yemen.   Dr. Imad Bukhari, cardiac surgery consultant and CEO of Balsam, said that during the six-day trip the team aims to conduct 16-18 open heart surgeries, about 60 catheterizations, offering treatment to 100 cases in outpatient.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 1st October 2018

Tanzania See's Beneficial Health Policy Launched by Jubilee and Aga Khan

Tanzania’s Jubilee Insurance Company and the Aga Khan Health Services have joined hands to successfully launch an insurance product to assist with medical and health needs. ‘JilindeAfya’ as it is called, will offer a comprehensive preventative and curative healthcare solution.   The newly initiated project will cover both in-patients and out patients. The product aims to give all individuals in Tanzania an easy access to.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 12th September 2018

UNICEF Pledges 150 Mn to Boost Kenya's Heathcare Programme

Supporting the Universal Healthcare programme in Kenya, the United Nations Children’s Fund has pledged $150 million towards the nutrition and immunization programs planned by the country for the next four years.   The meeting held between the Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki and UNICEF Country Representative Werner Shultink on Wednesday focused on the improvement of the health and medical facilities in the country, which.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th August 2018

Kenya's La Miguela All Sets to Storm the 21st Medexpo Africa 2018

'Healthcare' a word that defines our overall fitness, the environment and everything in between. This included the safety measures taken to prevent disease spread and secure our well being. Manufactures providing us the gadgets that ensure security have been held in high esteem, one big example is Kenya’s very own La Miguela Holdings. Widely known for their Needle Smelter, the company will showcase this marvel at the 21st Medexpo Africa.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 26th July 2018

Wrigley's Looks to Increase Market Share in Kenya with New Factory

Mars Incorporated is close to unveiling their new Sh7 billion factory in Athi River later this year as part of their expansion drive of Wrigley’s their chewing gum manufacturing subsidiary. The decision was announced after a meet between director Victoria Mars and President Uhuru Kenyatta in Nairobi. On completion, the Wrigley’s factory is expected to produce 7.8 billion pellets of chewing gum every year, a move that is.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 26th July 2018

East Africa Rapidly Developing Medical Facilities

 A high number of East Africans go to India to seek treatment for cancer, kidney and heart diseases. However, the treatment can be accessed locally within East Africa says Gibson Kibiki, the executive secretary of the East African Health Research Commission (EAHRC). The diseases are chronic and hence the treatment needs to be precise which, according to Africans, is not available in their own country. This is because people are not aware.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th June 2018

Sansheng Pharmaceuticals, China starts production in Ethiopia

 Sansheng Pharmaceuticals Plc, a Chinese pharmaceutical company starts its new production unit in Addis Ababa, Capital of Ethiopia on Sunday, June 17, 2018.   Ethiopia still has a big number of pharmaceutical products being imported from out of the country. The number is as big as 85 percent of the 500 million U.S dollar per annum local market.   "Pharmaceutical Sector has not yet evolved into where we projected it to be.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 25th June 2018

Jubilee Insurance to Launch New App in Tanzania and Uganda

Jubilee Insurance has announced plans to introduce a new medical mobile app, JubiCare in two East African countries, Uganda and Tanzania by the end of this September. The app was officially launched in February and enables clients to access policy data in real time and also locates the underwriter’s medical providers. The app is armed with various features like a health facility finder and navigator, e-health records, pre-authorisation.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 12th June 2018

Capital of Tanzania to establish a New Referral Hospital

A new Regional referral hospital is opening in Nala area in Dodoma. It will be located on the outskirts of the city in order to serve the growing population in Dodoma. The city is growing on a tremendous rate and the current public health facility is finding it difficult to cope with it. Dr. Faustine Ndugulile, chairman of board informed that the hospital masteplan is under development and once it is done the tenders will be invited for the.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 8th June 2018

President Magufuli Promoting Pharmaceutical Sector in Tanzania

President John Magufuli has pointed to the ever-expanding demand for medicine and medical supplies within the nation as an opportunity for companies at home and abroad to tap into this market. The nation’s immense demand is met mostly by overseas exporters that accounts for 94 percent of the total demand. A meager 6 percent of the demand is met by local players who manufacture the said drugs domestically. “The ministry responsible.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 8th May 2018



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