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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

Dubai Look To Attract More Medical Tourists

 Dubai is looking to attract more medicals tourists from China, Russia, Kenya, and Tanzania.   A dedicated team has been put in place consisting of members of the Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Medical Tourism Council alongside doctors from the Canadian Specialist Hospital to discuss strategies to make patients more open to visiting Dubai to meet their medical needs.   The Canadian Specialist Hospital in Dubai is equipped.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 6th October 2017

British Council Holding 3 Day Oncology Workshop in Kenya

 The British Council in association with the London Royal College of physicians will undertake a 3 day training program in Nairobi. The workshop will work with physicians in regard to early cancer diagnosis, prevention, principles of treatment and the main aspects of holistic management.    According to WHO estimates, 8.2 million people lose their lives to cancer annually. Also, 13 per cent of deaths worldwide are caused by.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 2nd October 2017

$100k Raised in Integrity's Latest Run for Kenya

 Integrity Worldwide’s Run for Kenya has managed to raised $100,000 in its most recent run from the humble beginnings of a few thousands during its initial years.    Integrity was founded by Averee Hicks and her spouse Alan Hicks with a goal to bring clean drinking water to the village of Meto.    “We planned to do it for one year and make a couple thousand of dollars. We are now on target to raise maybe.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 29th September 2017

New Labs in Kenya To Check On Quality Of Pharmacy Products

 A specialized laboratory has been set up to keep a check on the quality and safety of pharmaceutical products already approved for sale with the country.   The lab is expected cost up to the tune of Sh300 million. This newest established has been set up to make sure that all pharmaceutical products sold in the country conform to the requirements mandated by the Pharmacy and Poisons Board (PPB).    Speaking about this new.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 23rd September 2017

Eye from Zion treats 723 in Kenya, sets up new eye clinic

 During the week of August 15-23, 2017, volunteers with Israel’s Eye from Zion humanitarian organization held an “eye camp” in Chuka, Kenya. They received 723 patients in three locations, from infants to senior citizens, performing free treatments and surgeries – 85 percent of the surgeries to remove cataracts and 10% to correct astigmatism.   Medical personnel volunteering for this mission came from Western.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th September 2017

Kenya: Missionary receives national award for her medical work

 Irish Loreto Missionary, Sr Mary Owens, has been presented with an award by the Ministry of Health in Kenya in appreciation of her timeless service and dedication to the country’s Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) Programme. The Programme provides quality HIV care, treatment and support to those infected or affected by HIV and is part of the ministry’s National AIDS and STI Control Programme. Over 200,000 children under 14 years.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th September 2017

Medical-Education in Sub-Sahara Africa

 Medical education in Africa has significantly evolved over the years. From the time when there were only 5 medical schools in the region, to the expansion era after African countries achieved independence and now when the medical education structure is making efforts in providing m-health programmes for students.    Online courses have great potential of improving healthcare in Sub-Sahara Africa. However, the medical education.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th September 2017

Indian doctors offer health services at Mombasa Hospital

 The administrative director of Mombasa Hospital Abbas Nasser says specialist surgeons from India are conducting a free medical camp at Pandya hospital where they are treating patients with cancer, heart and diabetes and related problems.   “Those that shall require surgery will be operated on free of charge”, he said.   He lauded the collaboration with the Indian doctors saying this would make it easier and.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 13th September 2017



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