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  • World's First Malaria Vaccine to be Tested in Africa

    Posted on :Friday , 28th April 2017

    Programs beginning next year in Ghana, Malawi and Kenya will test the vaccine's effectiveness in children. The trial was announced ahead of World Malaria Day (25.04.2017).

    A pilot program testing the first ever malaria vaccine will begin in Africa in 2018, the World Health Organization has said. Children and babies in high-risk areas in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will . . .

  • Tanzania to Send 500 Doctors to Kenya to Ease Health Strike Burden

    Posted on :Thursday , 23rd March 2017

    Tanzania has announced a plan to send 500 doctors to Kenya after a doctors' strike paralyzed health services in the neighboring country for months. Kenyan doctors, however, say the government should not hire any foreign doctors but instead employ the more than 1,000 trained physicians who are unemployed.

    Tanzanian President John Magufuli announced the plan to dispat. . .

  • Kenya: Online Medical Service Launched in Kenya

    Posted on :Wednesday , 22nd March 2017

    Nairobi — A comprehensive online health solution that will allow patients to access medical consultation has been launched in Kenya.

    ConnectMed, which allows patients to get in touch with a doctor anytime, anywhere, will last for at least 15 minutes between 8am to 11pm throughout the week at a consultation fee of Sh1,200.
    Chief E. . .

  • Kenya: Govt to Introduce HIV Prevention Drug, High Risk People to get First Access

    Posted on :Tuesday , 14th March 2017

    The Kenyan government will next month roll out a new drug meant to protect HIV-negative people from contracting the virus.

    The drug, known as Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) will be given to those at high risk of contracting the virus before being made accessible to the rest of the population.
    This is after pilot studies conducted in K. . .

  • Kenya: Steps to Improve Access to Health Care for Deaf People

    Posted on :Monday , 13th March 2017

    Junie* wakes up early in the morning. She's ill and preparing for a doctor's visit in one of the public hospitals.

    When she arrives at 6.30am it's overflowing with patients. By noon she becomes anxious, irritated and approaches the nurse seeking an explanation for the six-hour delay.
    Only when the nurse explains that they have been cal. . .


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