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Scaling Up Palliative Care in Kenya The People, Pg. 15
Wednesday, 13 Apr 2011

Dr Francis Kimani, director of Medical Services says there is a possibility that the actual need for palliative care services in the country is underestimated, saying that awareness about causes of life threatening diseases, their prevention and available treatment options is low in Kenya, with f

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Shocking Medical Blunders in Kenya’s Hospitals The Star, Pg. 26
Monday, 11 Apr 2011

Cases of medical negligence by medical practitioners are becoming rife and according to Dr. Daniel Yumbya, the chief executive officer, Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Board, the board has received 89 such cases and are all being investigated professionally. He however notes that the boar

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Mobile Phones to Offer Health Sector the Kiss of Life Sunday Nation, Pg. 33
Sunday, 10 Apr 2011

Mobile health a term used for the practice of medical and public health supported by mobile devices has been identified as a viable solution to the ills that plague the health sector, allowing patients and health professionals to interact without the need to be in the same place, and as Sam Wambu

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Unit Set Up to Boost Medical Supplies Daily Nation, Pg.33
Thursday, 07 Apr 2011

The Kenya Medical Supplies Agency has set up a commercial division that will see it expand its distribution channel to cater for the private sector. Kemsa Chief Executive says this will boost government efforts to provide additional drugs and medical supplies to health institutions at affordable

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Wizara Ya Afya Sharti Iwajibike Taifa Leo, Pg.6
Wednesday, 06 Apr 2011

Waziri wa Afya ya umma B. Beth Mugo, azidi kukosoa watu wanaomtembelea mzee Mwasapile katika eneo la Loliondo, Tanzania. Bi Mugo amekariri ya kwamba kuwepo kwa mzee huyo anayedaiwa kuponyesha kwa nguvu za imani, kunahatarisha kuongezeka kwa visa vya ukimwi na kusambaa kwa Kifua Kikuu (TB)

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Govt to Curb Improper Use of Medicines to Minimize Drug Resistance Kenya Today, Pg.5
Monday, 04 Apr 2011

The government has put in place stringent measures to ensure Antibiotics and Antiretrovirals are prescription drugs only and not those one can acquire over the counter. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation said that the ministry has started to train health workers t

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Shortage of Medics Hurting Health Services Minister Kenya Today, Pg.9
Monday, 04 Apr 2011

Public Health and Sanitation Assistant Minister, Dr James Gesami told the 15th annual scientific conference there was need for those in the profession to inspire trainees to become medics. He said low allocations to the ministry catered for only 10 per cent of the expenditure.

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New anti-FGM Bill Proposes stiffer Penalties Daily Nation, Pg.34
Friday, 01 Apr 2011

If a new Bill is passed into law, anyone found practicing female circumcision will be jailed for seven years or fined 500,000. The Bill was introduced in Parliament by Mt. Elgon MP Fred Kapondi. The objective of the Bill is to provide a legislative framework for addressing the issue of female gen

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