Ugandan midwife stands up for African mothers

Ugandan midwife stands up for African mothers

For Esther Madudu, 34, midwifery has been part of her life since her childhood when she used to watch as her grandmother helped women to deliver babies.

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Samsung digital villages to enhance access to health in remote areas

Samsung digital villages to enhance access to health in remote areas

The majority of residents in rural areas do not have access to quality health care due to challenges that range from long distances to health facilities, to poorly equipped health centres and lack of electricity.

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Chase Bank invests in medical sector to enhance access to health care

Chase Bank invests in medical sector to enhance access to health care

Known for its tradition of building relationships with a cross-section of society, Chase Bank made a strategic move to extend its financial services to the health sector seven years ago.

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Lack of access to correct information and ORS blamed on diarrhoea deaths

Lack of access to correct information and ORS blamed on diarrhoea deaths

Increased child mortality rate due to diarrhoea is worrying health stakeholders in Africa with a study by Amref Health Kenya indicating that disease contributes to 20 per cent of mortality among children below the age of five years in Kenya.

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Technology key to scaling up health care in Africa, says Philips boss

Technology key to scaling up health care in Africa, says Philips boss

Africa has been urged to integrate new and cost effective technology to promote access to health. Philips East Africa Limited General Manager, Mr Roelof Assies, said technology will play a critical role in bringing high-quality primary health services to the continent’s more than one billion inhabitants.

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Empower PLWH to participate in HIV and Aids prevention programmes, urges don

Empower PLWH to participate in HIV and Aids prevention programmes, urges don

Africa needs to empower People Living With HIV (PLWH) to be part of solutions in preventing transmission of the virus in poor resource settings, the Amref Health Africa International Conference heard yesterday.

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Equity in health in Africa not a myth but a reality

Equity in health in Africa not a myth but a reality

As the global deadline to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) nears, equity in health has been singled out as an accelerator to assist African countries in realising these goals and sustain them.

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Kenyan corporates pledge support for health development in Africa

Kenyan corporates pledge support for health development in Africa

Kenyan corporate leaders and other representatives from the private sector pledged their support for health and health development in Africa at a roundtable meeting organised by Amref Health Africa in Nairobi.

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Amref Health Africa celebrates Global Handwashing Day

Amref Health Africa celebrates Global Handwashing Day

On October 15, Amref Health Africa joined the world in commemorating the Global Handwashing Day. The day is aimed at conveying the message that hand washing with soap is an effective, simple, and affordable way to prevent diseases.

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