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Aga Khan Hospital Set for First Video Link Surgery Business Daily, Pg. 1
Thursday, 08 Sep 2011

A big health milestone in Kenya is set to be marked with the first surgery enabled by remote video technology being performed today at the Aga Khan University hospital. The surgery will be conducted on the patient under the guidance o specialists sitting in India, through the use of video confere

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Counterfeit Drugs Slowly Turning Into Health Care Disaster The People, Pg. 14
Wednesday, 07 Sep 2011

Counterfeit medicines in Kenya have been known to exist for a long time and are now becoming a growing concern affecting the health fraternity. Although no precise and detailed data on counterfeit medicines is available, estimates range from one to 10 per cent of sales in developing countries.

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State Unveils First Country Model Health Centre The Standard, Pg 24
Tuesday, 06 Sep 2011

The first model health centre put under the economic stimulus programme was unveiled in Kwale County. Public Health Minister Beth Mugo said that Sh4 billion has been set aside to build model health centers in 201 constituencies. The funds will also be used to recruit additional nurses, community

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Blood to Be Used as Medicine Daily Nation, Pg. 19
Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011

Stem cell technology, where the umbilical cord blood is harvested at birth and stored for future body repairs and Nanomedicine a medical technology for the manipulation of matter at the smallest possible levels are already being sampled in Kenya. Last month Kenyan researchers started the nano dru

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Crackdown Exposes Rot in Medical Facilities The Standard, Pg. 24
Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011

Officials from the Kenya Medical Laboratory, technicians and technologist board, during an ongoing crackdown on laboratories find expired pints of blood in two leading private hospitals in Kisumu.


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Fake Medicines’ ‘Enter Kenya through Airport’ Daily Nation, Pg. 40
Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011

Officials from the Efficiency Monitoring Unit tell the Parliamentary Departmental Committee on Health that the bulk of counterfeit drugs come through the airport concealed in packages of clothes and electronics usually through the Eldoret international airport.


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Health Ministries Unveil Draft on Health Care The Standard, Pg. 13
Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011

In line with Section 43 of the constitution that asserts that no Kenyan will be denied emergency treatment and are entitled to the highest possible health care, the two Ministries Of Health release proposals that include guaranteed emergency care for all.

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Poisons Board Warns Against Sale of Banned Medicine The Star, Pg. 5
Friday, 29 Jul 2011

Head of the Pharmacy and Poisons board say all chemists will be inspected and those found selling nine banned drugs manufactured by an Indian company would be prosecuted. The board conducted an inspection tour of the company facilities and declared that the company did not meet minimum standards.

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