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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

IFC to Funnel More Funds into Kenyan Healthcare

The International Finance Corporation is actively looking to allocate resources into Kenya's healthcare sector through a Sh11 billion ($107 million) equity fund in Holland.    The World Bank's private loaning arm, IFC has committed the Investment Fund for Health in Africa (IFHA II) to the “acquisition and integration of targeted healthcare services businesses in East and Southern Africa.”   IFC is supported by a.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 18th April 2018

Sh13 Million Initiative in Kenya to Boost Dental Care for Children

The Kenya Dental Association has joined forces with the Wrigley Foundation to dispatch a two-year programme that will see more than 20,000 grade school students gain access to free dental services in their respective localities.    The program is named "Meno Yetu,Afya Yetu" and is worth a mammoth Sh13.8 million, the programme will treat the oral issues of more than 100,000 school students between the ages of six to eight.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 18th April 2018

Innovative New Tele-medicine Initative Sema Doc to Boost Heath care in Kenya

The public sector in Kenya will endeavor to enhance access and quality to medical services and is looking to use the private section with the objective of propelling efficiency. The organization has been working through the Ministry of Health and partnering with players in the private section to embrace advancements in e-health.    This has seen the Kenyan Ministry of Health just recently launch Sema Doc. Sema Doc is a well crafted.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 18th April 2018

Sh600m Assigned To Up-gradation Of Kenyan Hospitals

Plans for the development of the Kiambu Level Five Hospital have been delivered up on by the Kiambu regional government.Representative Ferdinand Waititu had before promised to set aside Sh600 million for the express purpose of the office's extension. The office has just recently achieved level five status.    The senator additionally said that the facility would soon twofold its capacity from 200 beds to 400. “Expect a.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 18th April 2018



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