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October 19, 2017 10:42 AM Uganda confirms one case of Ebola-like Marburg virus

KAMPALA: Uganda has confirmed one case of Marburg virus, a highly infectious hemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, the health minister said on Thursday. Jane Ruth Aceng told reporters at a news conference in capital Kampala that the case, which led to a fatality, had been confirmed after a series of tests were carried out. The East African nation last suffered 129

October 19, 2017 8:27 AM Kenya: Malaria Cases Go Up as Over 1,000 Test Positive

More than 1,000 people have tested positive for Malaria in Marsabit, northern Kenya, weeks after the deadly disease killed more than 26 people in the expansive region. A report handed to the country's Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu also showed that the 1,000 were from a sample of 2,500 people who sought treatment from hospitals in the area. While 47

October 18, 2017 9:05 PM Governor revives plans to privatise Embu Hospital

Governor Martin Wambora has vowed to proceed with plans to convert Embu Teaching and Referral Hospital into a semi-autonomous entity. The governor argues that transforming the facility into a parastatal will help to improve the quality of medical services by eliminating State bureaucracy. Initial plans to convert the hospital into a semi-autonomous facility 38

October 18, 2017 10:37 AM Kenya: 204 Hospitals Added to NHIF Accredited List

The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has added 204 public, private and faith-based hospitals and dispensaries to its list of accredited facilities, offering Kenyans more places to access healthcare. The move comes amidst a prolonged nationwide nurses' strike that has seen more than 50 per cent of public health facilities remain closed since June, causing 45

October 18, 2017 10:07 AM Deadly explosion in Somali capital Mogadishu brings shock, outrage, and resilience

More than 300 people were killed and at least 500 injured on October 14 when a truck bomb exploded in a crowded intersection in Mogadishu, Somalia’s capital. The attack is being called the worst in the history of the city, a particularly alarming statistic considering that the capital has regularly been the scene of violent conflict since the collapse 85

October 18, 2017 7:18 AM NHIF adds 204 new hospitals to its list

The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has added 204 public, private and faith-based health service providers to its list of accredited facilities offering Kenyans a wider access to healthcare. This is amidst a persisting nationwide nurses’ strike that has seen more than 50 per cent of public health facilities remain closed since June, resulting 35

October 17, 2017 8:58 PM KIBET: Curbing grave errors in medical diagnosis

Recent reviews of claims for compensation for malpractices by health practitioners show that diagnostic errors are the most common, most costly and most dangerous medical mistakes both for inpatients and outpatients. Failure to order the appropriate laboratory tests and the application of test results are major contributors to diagnostic errors, together 44

October 17, 2017 6:47 PM Baby survives gunshot wound in Nasa demos

Two-year-old Shantelle was playing with her mates in Nyamasaria, Kisumu. Then she fell down suddenly, crying. Her mother, Lydia Kageha, who rushed there, thought one of her playmates had hit her with a stone. On Monday night, doctors at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital took just two minutes to remove the bullet lodged in her shoulder 38

October 17, 2017 6:37 PM Why Kenya’s Odinga pulled out of election

Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga decided not to stand in next week’s presidential election to avoid defeat, the deputy president said. NAIROBI - Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga decided not to stand in next week’s presidential election to avoid defeat rather than for reasons of principle, the deputy president said on Tuesday. Odinga was due to face President 29

October 17, 2017 10:39 AM Bullet removed from girl's neck

Doctors on Monday night successfully removed a bullet lodged in a two-year-old's neck, after she was shot in Kisumu County. The medics at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital operated on the girl, identified as Shantel Mary Kageha, and removed the bullet at 10pm. The Hospital’s Medical Superintendent Juliana Otieno told the Nation 35