Tag Archives: Healthcare

20 June 18

Kenyan doctors lose appeal to block Cuban specialists working in country

A group of Kenyan doctors has lost its appeal to the country’s Employee and Labour Relations Court, attempting to block the deployment of Cuban doctors across the African nation.

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16 March 18

Kenya’s High Court hands check to Big Sugar

A judge from Kenya’s High Court has quashed an imposition of excise duty on bottled water, fruit juices, energy drinks, sodas and cosmetic products, claiming the tax as unconstitutional. The ruling has been interpreted by some as a win for
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29 November 17

Uganda: Environment minister speaks out over air pollution

Uganda’s environment minister Mary Goretti Kitutu has decried the country’s ongoing issue with air pollution, following a World Health Organisation (WHO) report that says 80% of the country’s population is breathing polluted air.

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06 October 17

Obesity in Africa: Populations are growing in more ways than one

Africa’s soaring population is well documented and the subsequent implications for education, public health and unemployment are major talking points. However, African populations aren’t just growing per capita; individuals are also getting larger as obesity becomes an increasing health threat
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02 July 17

South Sudan: Cholera outbreak could kill thousands, officials say

Doctors, aid workers and officials in South Sudan are warning of a cholera outbreak that could kill thousands of people in the world’s youngest nation.

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07 June 17

The new lifestyle health challenges of Africa’s rising middle class

Africa’s health challenges are well documented – or at least some of them are. The international community is used to talking about Africa’s struggles with HIV, cholera and other crippling diseases but there’s a rising health problem threatening the continent’s
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21 March 17

Kenya: Doctors end 100-day strike after deal with government

Doctors in Kenya have called off a strike that lasted 100 days after reaching a deal with the government on Tuesday.

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01 March 17

In Kenya, patients are dying as doctors’ strike runs on

Patients in Kenya are dying as doctors in the country continue to strike over an unfulfilled agreement with the government, signed in 2013.

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10 August 16

Brain Drain of Doctors Costs Africa Over $2 billion

The brain drain of African doctors has cost the continent more than $2 billion, according to Kenya’s Education Secretary, Dr Fred Matiangi.

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19 May 16

Kenya: Bomet Governor Warns Cancer Deaths on the Rise

The governor of Kenya’s Bomet County has warned that a rise in deaths related to cancer and high blood pressure are putting added strain on the country.

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