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  • The Kenyan government said it had raised funding for the National Blood Transfusion Service Unit
  • The Ministry of Health said funding had raised by 738 per cent from KSh 120 million ($1 million ) in the Financial Year 2017/18 to KSh 886 million ($7.5 million) in the Financial Year 2021/22
  • Health Principal Secretary Susan Mochache said that increased budgetary allocation to the unit, and structural reforms, had yielded remarkable improvement in blood transfusion services

The Kenyan government said it had raised funding to the National Blood Transfusion Service Unit by 738 per cent from KSh 120 million ($1 million ) in the Financial Year 2017/18 to KSh 886 million ($7.5 million ) in the Financial Year 2021/22.

In a statement sent to The Exchange Africa, the country’s ministry of health further indicated that they had been leveraging UHC funds with an additional KSh 700 million ($5.9 million) for blood services.…

Kenya has made tremendous strides in the fight against HIV.

According to data from the ministry of health, currently, there are approximately 1.5 million People Living with HIV in Kenya out of which 106, 807 are children.

Out of the over 1.2 million People Living with HIV currently, those on antiretroviral therapy (ART)are 68,011  children below the age of 15 years.

The government has been making deliberate efforts to reduce the transmission of the disease and death rates resulting from the same.

Speaking at Nyumbani Children’s home in Nairobi, the Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS), Dr Mercy Mwangangi said that to accelerate the improvement of treatment outcomes, the program has prioritized the transition of Children and Adolescents Living with HIV to optimized ART regimens, a process that started in 2018.

The CAS was receiving a donation of 47,000 packs of Dolutegravir (DTG) 50mg donated to the Ministry of Health by the …

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is still affecting more people in Tanzania, as today April 20, the number of people who have tested positive for the virus rose to 254 and 10 deaths, according to the Tanzanian Ministry of Health statement.

The East African nation has seen a rise in the number of cases from April 18 to April 20 hitting 84. Hence, the statement noted that out of 84 patients 16 were confirmed by the health ministry of Zanzibar (a semi-autonomous region of Tanzania).

The statement showed how the virus has spread across 17 regions, and perhaps it could be related to the warning given by the health minister Ummy Mwalimu of Tanzania dealing with a new dynamic of local transmissions.

First Tanzanian MP to get infected

The virus has also infected a Tanzanian member of parliament (MP) who recently travelled to the nation’s commercial-city, Dar es Salaam—which also leads …

On Tuesday 31 March 2020 Tanzania recorded its first COVID-19 death of a 49-year-old Tanzanian man, which happened in the nation’s commercial city, Dar es Salaam.

According to information from the Ministry of Health, the deceased man was also suffering from other health complications apart from the pandemic.

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Tanzania which has 19 cases of the coronavirus, is taking various measures in containing the coronavirus.

“As of today, March 31, 2020, we have confirmed a total of 19 COVID-19 cases whereby out of the number, one has died and one has been treated and discharged from the hospital,” Minister of Health, Ummy Mwalimu said in a statement on Tuesday.

The pandemic has already hurt various crucial economic operations in Tanzania, including hotels, aviation and tourism activities.

On the meanwhile, the Tanzanian government is containing the outbreak rather different than its …

According to the Tanzanian Ministry of Health, All 27 people who came in contact with the first patients tested negative for Coronavirus.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit Tanzania, and it is taking a rather serious toll in the East African nation of more than 55 million people, forcing lifestyle choice to change and economic operations to shrink.

In the past weeks, Tanzania had no cases, but currently, there are 6 cases registered in Tanzania. Since the virus made its way to Tanzania, the government of Tanzania has instructed closure of schools, higher learning institutions, and rolled in precautionary measures to various sectors including transport and health.

The ministry of health revealed on 18 March 2020, that the task force tracked all contacts related to the patient, of which have now risen to 27, and tested negative for COVID-19

Since the first case broke, Tanzania has seen a stark rise in hand-sanitizer …

 The Tanzanian Ministry of Health has announced the presence of the first case of the coronavirus on Monday, March 16.

The case was found in Northern part of Tanzania, on a female Tanzanian patient, 46-year-old, who arrived in the country on March from Belgium onboard RwandAir plane and landed at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) on March 15.

The patient also visited Sweden and Denmark between March 3 and 13, before her return to Tanzania.

Despite Tanzania being prepared with thermal scanners installed in all airports, the patient passed the health checks undetected, as her body temperature was at the normal level, hence—the condition was not detected

According to the minister of health Ummy Mwalimu, the patient was sceptical of her health even after being cleared.

“From what she told me on the phone, while in Belgium, she lived in a home where the owner had suffered from the coronavirus,” the …