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Lancet Kenya plans $2.3m expansion into Rwanda with 3 labs in Kigali

Lancet Kenya, a diagnostic laboratory, plans to set up shop in Rwanda from October at a cost of Ksh200 million ($2.3 million) as it looks to cement its regional business. The money will be spent on equipping the Kigali lab and building three other facilities, including one in Butare. "Our intention is that by the end of the year, we should have three laboratories in Kigali, after which we will pursue partnerships to increase our.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 9th October 2014

U.S. Investors to Use Sh50 Million On Siaya Hospital

Siaya Governor Cornel Rasanga yesterday said they will sign an MoU with the University of Tennessee, which is one of the world's leading institutions in medical, healthcare training and medical research. "The institution will facilitate the upgrading of the facility to a world class healthcare institution and a centre of excellence in the provision of healthcare," Rasanga said. He was accompanied by Deputy Governor Ouma Onyango.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 9th October 2014

Rwanda, Uganda sign medicine imports deal

Rwanda and Uganda have signed a bilateral agreement to open their markets for pharmaceutical products. In addition, the deal will boost the war against the cross-border trade in fake drugs. The deal will enhance exchange of information in pharmaceutical products with a framework to promote medical research and development of the pharmaceutical industry. Officials said the two countries will access drugs manufactured by companies across.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 9th October 2014

Kenya Rx pharma market to grow 11.8% a year

Kenya’s prescription pharmaceuticals market was worth $423.2 million last year, and is set to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.8% to 2019, say new forecasts. The market is heavily dependent on the private clientele, and affordability remains a primary restraint, together with low reimbursement rates, says the research, from Frost & Sullivan. Increasingly, urban consumers constitute Kenya’s primary.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 9th October 2014

Kenya health sector attracts increasing foreign direct investments

Foreign direct investments into the Kenyan health sector have tripled thanks to conducive policy and legislative environment alongside demand for quality services among the burgeoning middle classes, officials have said. Ann Kirima, Chairperson of Kenya Investment Corporation (Keinvest), said Kenya has become a hub for medical technologies and innovations due to capital injection from multinationals. “Huge investments flow into the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 8th October 2014

New referral hospital to be built in Eldoret, Kenya at US$ 563m

The Government of Kenya will construct a new referral hospital in Eldoret at a cost of US$ 563m. 200 acres of land have already been set aside for the construction project near the Eldoret’s GK prison. Construction works on the new referral hospital are expected to commence next year according to the Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto, with the said land already fenced in preparation for construction works. The funds required.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 8th October 2014

Philips to establish research and innovation hub in Kenya

Philips has announced the establishment of its Africa Innovation Hub in Nairobi, which is to work both on the creation of new inventions, as well as bringing them to the market. It will also do application-focused scientific and user studies to address key challenges, like improving access to lighting and affordable health care, as well as developing innovations to meet the aspirational needs of the rising middle class in Africa. The Philips.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 6th September 2014

Tanzania: Kibaha Health Centre Set to Have a Paediatric Ward

Kibaha — PLANS are underway to build a children's ward at Mkoani Health Centre in Kibaha town, Coast region, as a solution to patients having to go to other hospitals for lack of a children's ward at the centre. The centre's medical officer in charge, Dr Issa Kaniki, speaking to the 'Daily News' here over the weekend, said at the moment there was no children's ward at the hospital and instead there was only a shed which was used by both.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 6th September 2014

Tanzania: Kagera Takes Measures to Fight Maternal Deaths

Bukoba — LEADERS in Kagera Region have been urged to take a holistic approach to ensure that no woman dies due to pregnancy related complications. The call was made here on Friday by the Bukoba District Medical Officer (DMO), Dr Hamza Magulu, during a stakeholders' meeting to discuss implementation of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). He noted that Bukoba District recorded impressive achievement in Safe Motherhood from 22 per cent.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 6th September 2014

Huron Valley Ambulance donates medical supplies for use in Africa

WASHTENAW COUNTY - Huron Valley Ambulance has donated more than 100 cases of medical supplies to aid some vulnerable African communities through the Ann Arbor-based non-profit Relief for Africa. Intravenous (IV) kits and surplus medical supplies were presented Aug. 19 by HVA to Relief for Africa representatives. Rama Kannenje, president of Relief for Africa, said he really appreciates the opportunity to distribute these supplies, to help.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 23rd August 2014

Nestle Kenya Launches Digital Nutrition Calculator For Mums

Technology is now in the kitchen as Nestlé Kenya, through its MILO® brand, has unveiled a web based nutrition calculator which will enable parents to calculate the nutrition component of their kid’s meals, analyse their activeness, set up a balanced diet and schedule their kid’s sports activities by just a click of the mouse, on their web-enabled phones, tablet or ipad. Dubbed MILO® Nutrition Calculator, the tool is.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 6th September 2014

Foundation launches free cancer screening exercise - Kenya

 Kenya: The Africa Cancer Foundation has kicked off a free screening exercise, which will see the organisation hold testing in six counties. Dorothy Nyong’o, the foundation’s managing director, said they would tour Kisumu, Nakuru, Mombasa, Eldoret and Nairobi. The organisation held the first free-screening exercise in Nyeri, which was attended by more than 1,000 people. Mrs Nyong’o said those found with cancerous traces.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 15th August 2014

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