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Kenya: India Medical Centre Invests Sh650 Million in Nairobi Cancer Hospital

 HCG India has launched the first private comprehensive cancer care center in Kenya in a partnership with Cancer Care Kenya and MP Shah Hospital.   HCG will invest Sh650 million out of which 77.54 percent is contributed by its Kenyan subsidiary HCG Kenya, while MP Shah Hospital will chip in 10 percent of the total investment. Private shareholders will share the remaining 12.46 percent.   HCG India Chairman and CEO Dr..... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th August 2017

Turning kenya into global medical hub

 The world watches in bewilderment as the US Senate fumbles all its attempts to revise the American healthcare system and erase former President Obama’s legislative legacy.   Make no mistake about it, American healthcare exists in a state of chaos. Where can one go for the best specialist care in the world? Where can one also see the some of the largest proportions of formal sector wage earners still unable to afford any.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th August 2017

Kenyan schoolgirls create female health app for Google

 Stacy Owino, Cynthia Otieno, Purity Achieng, Mascrine Atieno and Ivy Akinyi are students at Kisumu Girls High School, in Kisumu, Kenya. They belong to the school’s science and technology club, and focus on developments that help their community, in particular women and young girls. They call themselves the Restorers, dedicated to “restoring hope for hopeless girls”.   The five have designed and developed an.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th August 2017

Berthoud area resident brings medical knowledge to Kenya

 Berthoud area resident Susan Puckett wants to return to Kenya after a whirlwind trip of helping schoolchildren and adults with their medical care   Puckett’s volunteer work as a physician’s assistant is part of a one-time opportunity for Americans and Canadians to travel to Kenya and India through We Charities, a worldwide charity and youth empowerment movement based in Toronto, Canada.   Puckett and another 19.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th August 2017

Pooling medical services can help lower healthcare cost

 The main challenge facing health providers is improving service efficiency and making treatment affordable without compromising the quality of care. This entails lowering the cost of treatment and tackling inefficiencies that hamper access to care. Two primary areas of focus in health reform are lowering cost of drugs and eradicating corruption and waste of resources. The high cost of drugs can be managed through increased use of.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th August 2017

CZECHS TO OPEN CLINIC IN TANZANIA

 The Europe Dispensary Clinic was built by Czech consultant Viktor Korček, founder of the Czech-Kenyan trade chamber, and is set to start operating in August in Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam. It is intended mainly for middle-class and higher class clients.    Korček expects the clinic to attract around three thousand patients a month and to be economically self-sufficient. It will cooperate with local insurance.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

Tanzania: Call for Joint Efforts to Fight Cancer, TB

 Residents and various health stakeholders have been urged to cooperate with the government, regional health facilities and councils to ensure a promise to increase the budget for testing and treatment of cervical and breast cancer, including TB is fulfilled.   The call was made recently by Ruvuma Regional Referral Hospital medical officer, Dr Goziberth Mutayabarwa, when opening a two-day seminar to raise awareness of regional health.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

Tanzania: From Mbeya With Message of Conquering TB

 FROM the Southern Highlands region of Mbeya there comes good news of national efforts to conquer Tuberculosis (TB), the world's secondbiggest killer infectious disease, behind only HIV/AIDS.   Health experts, researchers and leaders of non-governmental organisations engaged in the anti-TB/HIV campaign are confident that it is possible to have a free TB generation by halving the treatment period from six to three months despite the.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 27th July 2017

Tanzania: Zero Maternal Mortality On Focus As 100 Health Centres On Cards

 Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan has said that the government is planning to put up 100 public health facilities countrywide to make sure every ward gets one, in an effort to curb maternal mortality.   She said the World Bank (WB) had already agreed to bankroll the project to construct public health facilities in every ward, noting that the government was committed to ensure that every ward has a hospital and health facility for.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 15th July 2017

Africa’s New Frontier of Mobile Healthcare

 The rapid evolution of technology across the globe and its mergence with solving health disparities has reconfigured the medical landscape in Africa. While prior medical needs in Africa only catered to those with private insurance or funds to afford top-grade care, companies are beginning to realize the potential of investing into the region’s healthcare market. According to McKinsey, the undeveloped medical services industry on the.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 15th July 2017

Tanzania: Accurate Test for TB in Children On Its Way

 The detection of childhood tuberculosis (TB) has been a challenge in Tanzania, but research experts are now in a surge to come up with a better, rapid test for many children with TB to be identified and treated.   Recent reports have shown that TB in children has proved to be challenging as compared to adults. The key challenge of TB diagnosis in children is the difficulty of obtaining sputum (a mixture of saliva and mucus coughed.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 15th July 2017

Tanzania: Extension of Support for Childhood Centres

 Support for activities of Early Childhood Health Centers established several years ago in Tanga City under cooperation betweentheTanga City Council and a South Korean NGO, United Help for International Children (UHIC) has been extended.   Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the two sides in Tanga recently the three centers, known as U -Centers, the UHIC will continue to operate the three centers at Pongwe Health.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 15th July 2017



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