Category «Health»

PATIENT MISTAKENLY OPERATED ON

By Sam Ssebuliba.  National Hospital, Kenya’s largest referral hospital has suspended four medics the neurosurgeon, the ward nurse, theatre receiving nurse, and the anesthetist after a patient was wrongly operated on.   The hospital’s Chief Executive Officer CEO Lily Koros last evening confirmed the suspension of the hospital workers. According to Kenya’s standard media, Kenyatta …

Government secures $3.5m for mosquito nets for refugees

By Shamim Nateebwa Government has already secured USD 3.5million from the Global Fund for the malaria control programme within the refugee settlements. According to Dr Jimmy Opigo, the Program Manager, National Malaria Control Program at the Ministry of Health, refugee settings are unique areas with high malaria burden. He explains that the nature the settlements makes …

Ethiopian PM pushes for eradication of NTDs

By Moses Kyeyune African Heads of State have been urged to undertake more public commitment towards the eradication of Neglected Tropical Diseases, for a healthy population across the continent. The call by Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn comes on the heels of the 30th African Union Summit held in Addis Abba, Ethiopia. Neglected Tropical Diseases …