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East Africa - The most attractive investment spot in the region

According to Africa’s Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), Investment Attractiveness index forecast Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania will be among Africa’s most attractive investment spot in 2019. According to the report, Ethiopia, which is Africa’s fastest-growing economy, has successfully survived to foster its comparative advantage, especially in agriculture and manufacturing, and its demand for goods and services is increasing remarkably.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 8th February 2019

Launch of 'the modern and first DNA machine' in Zanzibar

CHIEF Government Chemist Laboratory Agency (CGCLA) has opened a brand new building and launched a polymer testing machine to facilitate effective service delivery in analysis, particularly in health. Some members of the general public, together with the health workers and judiciary officers, United Nations agency were at the event recommended CGCLA for having the trendy and 1st polymer machine in island. "We are watching for the.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 14th January 2019

Tanzania all set to achieve the Universal Health Coverage by 2030

Tanzania is considered to be one of the world's developing countries which is making tangible progress towards acheiving the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030 as the health docket is considered to be one of the sectors in Tanzanian economy that have shown huge potential and have also shown considerable progress in 2018.   Universal Health Care (UHC) is a system that is providing health care anf financial protection to all citizens.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 4th January 2019

Ethiopia to host Medexpo in Addis Ababa

Medexpo Ethiopia 2019 will be held in the Ethiopian capital city of Addis Ababa from 21st to 23rd March 2019. The event caters to the huge opportunity in the healthcare products, equipment and pharmaceutical industry. The exhibition will focus on providing a platform to introduce and showcase healthcare, pharmaceutical and wellness solutions in the medical sector. In the medical and healthcare sector, pharmaceutical imports of Ethiopia.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 21st December 2018

Affordable "Chronicle diseases" treatment to Ethiopia- Norvartis

A new program in Ethiopia called "Novartis Access" has been started by Novartis in order to tackle non communicable diseases also known as chronicle diseases such as breast cancer, hyperbatons, asthma and diabetes. The reason for selecting these diseases are because more and more people are dying from such non- communicable diseases. Novartis Access program involves products from Novartis Pharmaceuticals.    Dr..... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 21st December 2018

Medical Stores Department in partnership with Aga Khan Health Services

MSD, the Medical Stores Department have collaborated with Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) by signing an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which aims at strengthening the pharmaceutical supply systems.   The Director General of MSD, Mr. Lauren Bwanakunu said, "the MoU would bring the positive change in strengthening the medical supply chain in the country's health facilities."   Mr. Lauren says that, according to him Aga.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 21st December 2018

EIB to support four new projects in Kenya and EA

Four new projects in Kenya and EA will get a great support from "The European Investment Bank (EIB)" through the loan that worth US$78mn.   This will help Kenya and East African region to gain wider support to its companies. The companies that will benefit includes telkom Kenya, the BCS Group, the Medical Credit Fund and Novastar II. It has also been reported that, in order to reduce the risk of currency that has liability to.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 27th November 2018

3.2 million residents from kenya to get free health care services

3.2 million kenyans to get free health care coverage, 3.2 million residents are from four different countries, namely, Isiolo, Machakos, Kisumu and Nyeri.   These countries are expected to receive a range of free medical services starting December as a part of Pilot Programme.   These four countries will also get free services when they refer to National referral facilities during the year-log (UHC) Universal Health Coverage Pilot.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 15th November 2018

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



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