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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 , 18th April 2018

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 : Wednesday , 18th April 2018

BILL GATES’ 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

Safari Doctors Bringing Healthcare to Remote Kenya

 The UNICEF has hailed Kenya as a “success” for their constant efforts to fight poverty and work towards a better economic environment. However, while they have succeeded in this sphere, they have failed elsewhere.   For all the progress made across a variety of sectors of the Kenyan economy, the medical sphere still remains terribly understaffed with only 1 doctor and 12 nurses available every 10,000 people in the nation.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 30th October 2017

Drones Delivering Life Saving Medical Aid in Rwanda

 San Francisco based company Zipline, have been making some remarkable progress with their projects in Africa. Zipline is a high tech drone start-up, manufacturer, logistic service provider and a public healthcare system consultant.   Zipline has been delivering medical supplies to health clinics in Rwanda since October of 2016.    The company has had to co-ordinate closely with governments and health ministries in Africa.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 27th October 2017

Emergency Health Services to be prioritized in Tanzania

 The Permanent Secretary in Tanzania’s Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children, Mpoki Ulisubisya has revealed that his administration is working towards reducing 40 percent of the loss of life that is caused by the lack of adequate emergency service support.   The government will now prioritize the establishment of an emergency medicine department at all district hospitals across the.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 17th October 2017

Helium Reserve in Tanzania Hailed As A Game-Changer

 An enormous new helium reserve has been identified in Tanzania. Its size has been estimated to be twice that of what it was originally thought to be.   Helium is an essential component of the gas mixture that is needed for deep technical diving.   It is not a narcotic like nitrogen and is used by divers to control the volume of nitrogen in the mixture or even eradicate it completely leaving behind only a mix of oxygen and.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 13th October 2017

His Highness the Aga Khan Continues to Support Development in Tanzania

 His Highness, The Aga Khan, Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has promised Tanzanian President John Magufuli that his network will work to further expand the Dar es Salaam, Aga Khan Hospital and also build a new University in Arusha.   His Highness disclosed further details by informing that the number of beds in the Aga Khan Hospital will be increased to 172 from 72.    “We will also.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 13th October 2017

UNAIDS - Occupational Safety in Medical Sector of Prime Importance

UNAIDS Country Director for Kenya, Janine Jacobi has called for reinforcements in the country’s workforce to put an end to HIV as a major public health threat by 2030. Jacobi also spoke about the stigma and discrimination that health workers, infected by HIV face today while also revealing the good work done by UNAIDS and their partners to solve this issue. Jacobi made these remarks at a forum to discuss occupational hazards, safety, and.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 12th October 2017



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