By Tobiloba Ishola
Lifting and Empowering All Families (L.E.A.F) Rwanda will start production of the first complex generic cancer medicine, L.E.A.F.-1404. This was announced after an agreement was reached with US Contract Manufacturing Organisation (CMO), through the firm’s parent company, LEAF Pharmaceuticals LLC, which is based in the United States. Read more
By Curtis Otieno
A team of 13 neurosurgeons from the US have landed in Kisumu, in Kenya, where they will treat locals with special health problems for ten days.The group began its services at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) where they will be handling among others, spinal fractures. Read more
By Kelvin Kelley, 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. Read more
Two-thirds of all global maternal deaths in 2015 occurred in sub-Saharan Africa, so efforts to improve the safety of childbirth are urgently needed. For four years, the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) has led a Canadian government-funded maternal health partnership initiative in rural Tanzania.
Known locally as Mama na Mtoto (mother and baby in Swahili), the project provides on-the-ground clinical, education and research support to help mothers and babies. Read more
The U.S. Ambassador has launched the new Women’s Cancer Center, including a new Clinical Pathology Laboratory and Surgical Suite at the HopeXchange Medical Center in Kumasi.
Stephanie S. Sullivan lauded the combined efforts of all partners in successfully launching the new Center. Read more
Before six students and two instructors from the Wallace State Community College Department of Nursing Education embark on a global health outreach project this week with Kenya Relief, their fellow students, faculty and staff showed their support with a special week of events.
The Kenya Kick-Off Week included presentation of research projects based on conditions the students will encounter, exhibits of African artifacts and the opportunity to write notes of encouragement and support to the students and faculty making the trip. Read more
A U.S.-based nonprofit is helping many blind South Sudanese see again by hiring a local doctor to perform surgeries on hundreds of patients in the Jonglei State capital Bor.
Sixty-year-old Mary Ayak Thie lost her vision about three years ago. Ayak said after the doctor removed cataracts from her eyes, her vision returned.