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Team Drafts Bill to Find Cheap Treatment for ‘Lifestyle Diseases’ The Standard,Pg.23
Tuesday, 24 May 2011

The parliamentary committee will introduce a Bill seeking cheaper treatment for people suffering from non-communicable diseases. This is as a result of expressed concern that diseases that previously affected the rich and elderly now claim lives of the poor and even youth. Dr. Robert Monda Commit

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Sh850 Drive to Improve Kenya’s Access to Drugs Daily Nation,Pg.32
Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Kenya Medical Supplies Agency has received a Sh850 million boost from US government. This will go to the two year support programme aimed at improving the agency’s management, accounting and delivery systems so that Kenyan’s can have greater access to essential drugs. The programme wa

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Kemsa Moves to Cut Costs Of Drugs By 30 Per Cent Business Daily, Pg. 6
Monday, 23 May 2011

State owned Kenya Medical Supplies Agency (Kemsa) chief executive Dr. John Munyu says cost of drugs for treating chronic diseases is set to drop in public health facilities by up to 30 per cent as the agency will now handle all drugs required at referral hospitals, dispensaries and health centers

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Women Lobby Bill on ‘Cut’ The People, Pg. 5
Friday, 20 May 2011

Women legislators are lobbying for the prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation Bill to establish a legal framework to curb the vice. The Bill will provide the government with a platform to end the practice. Gender Minister Naomi Shaban and Co-operatives Assistant Minister Linah Kilimo said that

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GSK Cuts Prices of Drugs to Protect its Market Share Business Daily, Pg. 8
Thursday, 19 May 2011

According to the Kenya Pharmaceutical Distributors Association, the use of generic drugs has increased over the years and is estimated to account for 75% of all medicines sold in the country, and to protect its market share from the cheaper generic drugs pharmaceutical manufacturers GlaxoSmithKli

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Affordable Healthcare Systems Boost Safe Motherhood for Poor Business Daily, Pg.28
Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Research has shown that not all mothers give birth in health facilities, because of poverty and cultural barriers. African Medical Research Foundation (AMREF) country director Festus Ilako believes that contrary to the past situations where the poor have always been left out in planning affordabl

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State Urged to Increase Health Care Funding The People, Pg. 7
Monday, 16 May 2011

Assistant minister Calist Mwatela appeals to the government to increase funding for the health and medical services ministries saying that strengthening these ministries will ensure citizens even in remote parts of the country have access to basic health care.

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Officer Decries Big Number of Orphaned Children in Central The People, Pg.7
Saturday, 07 May 2011

Central Province has the highest number of orphans and vulnerable children. Among these 250,000 were displaced during the post election violence. Children’s officer George Kibuku adds that Kiambu County is leading in the region in HIV and AIDS prevalence and HIV and AIDS infections.

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