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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

Tanzania to Attract More Medical Tourism after Adopting New Technologies

Tanzania is set to be the new hub for all medical tourism activities. There have been some very interesting developments in the sector of late with investments worth 14.5bn/- recorded. The Tanzanian administration have also acquired the Positron Emission Tomography Scan (PET Scan) which is expected to be a very big draw to the East African medical community. In yesteryears patients in need of a PET scan would be diverted to countries like India,.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 8th May 2018

India's Trivitron Healthcare Planning for Expansion in East Africa

Trivitron Healthcare, one of India’s most promising medical technology companies has entered into a partnership with a private equity firm named Investment Funds for Health in Africa (IFHA) with a view to maximize their business efforts in East Africa. The firm has impressive portfolio and is supported by companies such as International Finance Corporation.   The company will be tasked to provide medical devices, turn-key solutions,.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 18th April 2018

Private Sector Involved in Attainment of Kenya's UHC Project

The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Sicily Kariuki has met with the Development Partners in Health Kenya (DPHK), the renowned Health donors gathering and has made affirmations about the utilization of the assets accumulated.   The CS also said that an internal system for Development Partners Coordination will be put in place in the coming week.   She gave thanks to the dedication and hard work of the county governors in spreading the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 18th April 2018

Tanzanian Government Dedicate Sh1.9 Billion to Healthcare

The Tanzanian Administration has revealed their plan to funnel another Sh 1.9billion to the healthcare sector in Tanzania, which will be put towards the refurbishment of healthcare facilities in the Nanyamba region, as indicated by Prime Minister, Kasim Majaliwa.    An announcement was made by the Premier's communication unit, in the announcement Mr. Majaliwa said that, the move was a part of the endeavors of the government to.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 18th April 2018



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