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600 Kenyan Cancer Specialists To Train With Top UK Doctors

An additional 600 cancer specialists from Kenya will undergo training in the next four years in a move aimed at improving local capacity to diagnose and treat the disease. The East African Development Bank (EADB) and the British Council announced on Friday that they have partnered with the UK’s Royal College of Physicians to roll […]

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in collaboration with Kenyan doctors has developed a smartphone app that will be used for eye examination to help address cases of visual impairment among school children. The app dubbed PEEK (Portable Eye Examination Kit) will be used to screen 350,000 children in Trans Nzoia County in […]

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It is October and the German city of Berlin is hosting ‘Oktoberfest’. It is also hosting what may be viewed as a “fringe” event for the beer revelers but an important one for health care entrepreneurs. On the 23rd the “1st German-African Healthcare Symposium” will be held there. The gathering brings together industry players and […]

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Update: Around 600 people were held for several hours in emergency quarantine at a Berlin Job Centre on Tuesday after a West African woman collapsed with Ebola-like symptoms. The emergency services cordoned off the premises in the city’s northeastern Prenzlauer Berg district after the 30-year-old collapsed. The woman then told medics she had had contact […]

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An airplane travelling over Norway was forced to land in Trondheim after an African passenger having a coughing fit triggered an Ebola fear on Monday. Around 100 passengers were kept back on a KLM flight from Amsterdam to Værnes for more than two hours – but with little good reason for the fear. The dreaded […]

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