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Pumwani Maternity receives Sh43m medical equipment

 The Pumwani Maternity Hospital on Friday received Sh43 million medical and bio-metrical equipment.   The donation from Coca Cola Africa is aimed at reducing maternal deaths.   While handing over the donation, Nairobi Governor Kidero’s wife, Susan Mboya, who doubles as the president of the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation said the project has been a great success.   She said the donation had been made possible through.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th August 2017

Kenya: Free Medical Cover for Elderly to Start 2018, CS Mailu Says

 Elderly citizens under the government's cash transfer programme will soon be enjoying free medical cover as part of enhanced welfare for the aged.   The government intends to enlist all Kenyans aged 70 years and above to the National Hospital Insurance Fund and pay for their monthly contributions to enable them access free medical services.   According to the Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu, the Inua Jamii program run.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 11th August 2017

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


 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

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