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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

The Heart Foundation Lake Chapter to Improve Health Sector

 The Heart Foundation Lake Chapter is a new initiative begun by the Buganda Medical Centre (BMC) to raise funds for the training of cardiologists.    There has been a rise in the number of heart-related diseases in the Lake Zone area and very few capable cardiologists to handle the issue.   An astounding 700 people were screened and confirmed to have heart complications during a recent campaign on World Heart.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 11th October 2017

Bugamdo Medical Receive Viamo Ultrasound from Toshiba Medical

 Toshiba Medical has donated a Viamo Portable Ultrasound System to the Bugando Medical Centre to help with surgeries at the clinic.   The Bugando Medical Centre treats an estimated 13 million people. Surgeries are conducted on children with anorectic malformations and Viamo will be used to image their spinal cords and urinary tracts. The hospital’s staff also attended training sessions to perform exams on patients with facing.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 10th October 2017

Training Work-Shop on Anesthetics to Be Held in Tanzania

 East African Anesthesia experts will be representing their respective countries at a 4-day training workshop on the subject of Managing Emergencies in Pediatric Anesthesia (MEPA). On this occasion, MOI will be hosting the event for the very first time    The training is expected to enhance the skills of Tanzania’s anesthesia experts and their ability to treat a variety of conditions faced by children.   This.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 9th October 2017

Kenya Taking Steps to Increase Medical Imports

 The government has plans to open up 10 more entry ports for the imported medicine and medical products.   The new ports will include Moyale, Kisumu International Airport, and Mandera according to a source from Pharmacy and Poison Board.   The other new points will include Taveta, Nadapal, Lokichogio, Liboi, Wilson Airport, the Moi International Airport, Mombasa, and the General Post Office, Mombasa.   Medical products.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 6th October 2017



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