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The Partnership for Education of Health Professionals (PEP) Program Launched in Kenya.

The Novo Nordisk Foundation helped to develop the program at the Kenya Medical Training College's Gatundu campus.The Novo Nordisk Foundation launched the project in 2023 with the goal of reducing health disparities. Its initial focus is on the education of medical professionals in underprivileged areas of India and East Africa.The overworked healthcare systems in low- and middle-income nations like Kenya served as the impetus for the.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 2nd February 2024

Africa Healthcare Network Receives $20 Million in Funding for a Continent-wide Expansion Led by Africa50 and Africinvest.

Africa Healthcare Network (AHN), a leading provider of dialysis services in Africa, has received a $20 million equity and debt investment from Africa50 and AfricInvest, two leading African institutions, as well as Tokyo-based Ohara Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.The funding will allow AHN to expand more quickly and address significant gaps in the availability of high-quality, affordable renal care throughout Africa.Africa50, the lead investor, invests.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th January 2024

Health Professionals Pledge to Increase Funding for Africa.

During the two-day pre-Kigali conference, a number of African experts, including representatives from the World Health Organisation, UNAids, NEPAD and the AU Business Council, shared best practises and insights gained from the private sector's involvement in health and health financing.More than three hundred attendees from across the continent are expected for the main conference, which is scheduled for February of next year in Kigali,.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 29th November 2023

According to the Health Agency, Russia Will Assist Ethiopia in Enhancing Its Capacity for Epidemic Preparedness.

The state Russian health agency Rospotrebnadzor announced on social media following the visit of the agency's delegation to the East African state that Russia and Ethiopia have decided to undertake collaborative scientific research, including assistance for the Ethiopian side to develop laboratories and increase the African country's capacity to prepare for epidemics.The nations also talked about potential areas of collaboration in the area of.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 28th November 2023

AFENET Agrees To Increase Capability For Regional Medical Education And Research

The significance of local medical supply manufacture has been emphasised by the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET) in partnership with the Kenya Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Programme. This will guarantee stockpile readiness in the event of a pandemic.Dr. Sultani Matendechero, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Health, Kenya, stated at a scientific conference titled "Strengthening Public Health Systems in Africa towards.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 8th November 2023

Olympus to Begin Development Support Project in Kenya for Gastrointestinal Disease Diagnosis

Olympus Corporation (Olympus), a global MedTech company dedicated to making people's lives healthier, safer, and more fulfilling, announced today the launch of the "Kenya Endoscopy Human Resource Development Support Project for the Diagnosis of Gastrointestinal Diseases" to promote endoscopic care in Kenya, where endoscopists are in short supply. This programme is supported by the National Centre for Global Health and Medicine of Japan's.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 11th September 2023

Kenya aims to capture 5% of the African pharmaceuticals market

Kipchumba Murkomen, Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Roads and Transport, has emphasised President William Ruto's recently announced policy to make Kenya East Africa's pharmaceutical manufacturing hub by 2030, with pharmaceuticals exported across the continent.At the ceremony to present Kenya Airways Cargo with the International Air Transport Association's Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators Pharma certification, Murkomen served as the.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 4th August 2023

Shalom Health Care will invest a total of $250 Million in the construction of a medical equipment manufacturing plant in Hawassa.

 Shalom Health Care, a private limited company, broke ground in Hawassa, Ethiopia, on a USD 250 million medical equipment manufacturing plant. The plant, which is expected to be finished in two years, will create 5,000 jobs and reduce the country's reliance on imported medical equipment. Dr. Winta Mehari, CEO of the company, stated that the plant would manufacture a wide range of medical equipment, including syringes, needles, IV bags,.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 7th July 2023

Land Set Aside for Construction of Isolation Center for Epidemics Treatment in Tanzania

Tanzanian health authorities have set aside 90 hectares of land for the construction of an isolation centre for epidemics treatment. The government has allocated 8.8 million U.S. dollars in the 2023/2024 financial year for regulating outbreaks of highly infectious diseases.Godwin Mollel, the deputy minister for Health, told parliament that the high-tech isolation centre will be built in the Kagera region that borders Uganda. "We have.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 26th May 2023

The Kenyan Government and Moderna (Mrna) Have Finalised Their Agreement to Establish an MRNA Manufacturing Facility

 A facility to provide Kenya and the African continent with access to manufactured mRNA vaccines, ensuring health security and advancing Moderna's commitments to global public health. Up to 500 million doses can be produced annually at the facility. An agreement to establish an mRNA manufacturing facility in the Republic of Kenya has been finalised by Moderna, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNA) and the Government of the Republic of Kenya. The.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 28th April 2023

The Kenyan Health Ministry and UNOPS Talk About Developing a Partnership for Infrastructure and Equipment

 in Nairobi, Kenya Today, a team from the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) was welcomed by Eng Peter Tum, Principal Secretary of the State Department of Medical Services in Kenya. The team, led by Emma Akinyi, Senior Officer for Partnership Development, and Rainer Frauenfeld, Director of the East & Southern Africa Hub, discussed potential areas of collaboration between UNOPS and the Kenyan Ministry of Health (MOH),.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 4th April 2023

Making progress on the manufacturing of human vaccines

Kenya's plan to produce human vaccines and diagnostics domestically is still coming together. After meeting Director General Jerome Kim of the International Vaccines Institute (IVI) at Afya House, Health CS Susan Wafula made the announcement. CEO of the Kenya Biovax Institute Michael Lusiola and Acting Director General for Health Patrick Amoth were also present at the meeting. In order to produce Covid-19 vaccines and other.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 6th March 2023

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