Top Ten News Items on Health, 14th June 2019

Confirmation of case of ebola virus disease in Uganda. NCDC and RKI Launch New Project to Strengthen Health Security in Nigeria. Rotary announces $100 million funding to help eradicate polio. How personnel shortage, ‘internal brain drain’ threaten primary healthcare in Niger. What Nigeria must do to combat HIV/AIDS- U.S. Diplomat. What Pro-Vaccination Campaigns Can Learn from Nigeria. New data supports claim that 15 men die every day from prostate cancer in Nigeria. NAFDAC recommends best practices for food manufacturers. Abia benefits N1bn from basic health care fund. Why doctors are…

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Kenya: Tanzania and Kenya Face Big Cuts in US Anti-Aids Funding

By Daily Nation New York — Failure to provide essential data or to serve especially vulnerable groups will result in deep cuts in US anti-Aids funding for Kenya and Tanzania, a global development NGO said on Wednesday. The President’s Emergency Programme for Aids Relief (Pepfar), a US initiative launched in 2003, plans to reduce spending for Kenya from 2018’s level of $505 million to $395 million in 2020. For Tanzania, Pepfar funding is set to drop from $512 million to $395 million. “With these cuts, Pepfar is intensifying its message…

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Kenya: From Keiyo to Barcelona – the Humble Village Boy Creating Healthcare Solutions

By James Kahongeh Titus Kipruto considers himself very privileged to have landed a career in medicine, which was his childhood dream. But what pleases him even more, is the fact that he is able to positively change lives on a global scale through his work as an expatriate based in Spain. LONG DISTANCE Titus, a 27-year-old graduate of Informatics from Moi University, is a software developer and trainer at Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders). However, his journey has not been the pleasure cruise it might sound like. It has…

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