New platform to prevent HIV infections in hospitals

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Healthcare facilities in remote parts of Kenya face the challenge of equipment exposing health workers to cross contamination risks due to lack of an aftercare system.

The exposure at hospitals may result from accidental pricks by contaminated needle sticks, cuts from soiled surgical blades or blood splashes from HIV infected patients.

Read more: http://www.businessdailyafrica.com/corporate/New-platform-prevent-HIV-infections-hospitals/539550-4022866-4h2yh5z/index.html

AFTER OFFICE HOURS // WITH DR. CATHY MWANGI

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Hello friends! We are back with a special after office hour series for you. This month we are celebrating all things health and well-being! To celebrate the theme, our upcoming ‘After Office hours’ session will be held on the 20th of April at our Westlands Garage with Dr Cathy Mwangi from MHealth, the 2014 ICT “woman of the year” winner, as our distinguished speaker.

Dr. Mwangi PhD is the CEO of mHealth Kenya where they manage and develop mobile applications for the health sector. mHealth Kenya are leaders in project development, consultancy, implementation and evaluation within the framework of public and private partnerships related to donor funded systems. If she doesn’t already have enough on her plate, Cathy is also a lecturer at Strathmore University and sits on the Board of Directors of Morris Moses Foundation. With over 21 years of experience in business healthcare management and mobile technology solutions for organizations in the United States and Kenya, Dr Mwangi is a force to be reckoned with as she tackles the utilization, implementation and success of mobile technology to improve impact of health care and treatment in this Country.

Join us on the 20th of April from 5:30 pm as she shares her amazing story, lessons learnt and best practice for scaling these initiatives and the impact mobile devices have in business…We cannot wait! Get your tickets here! 

Follow Link: https://nairobigarage.com/after-office-hours-with-dr-cathy-mwangi/

Health workers access to anti-HIV medication low despite risk – report

This means that more than 130, 000 health workers — doctors, nurses and other medical personnel — are at risk of the virus.

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An HIV/Aids screening test during a past World Aids Day. PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

In Summary

  • A survey shows that despite the risk of exposure, “access and adherence to post-exposure prophylaxis (to prevent HIV infection) was sub optimal amongst the health workers.”
  • One recommendation to stymie the spread of the disease, is that all babies born by an HIV mother will be tested at birth to ensure the child is not infected and if they are, put on treatment immediately.
  • Another is that people who are HIV-negative but are at “constant risk” of the virus can now take antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to prevent HIV infection.

Follow Link: http://www.nation.co.ke/news/-/1056/3295630/-/pek2krz/-/index.html

 

Kemsa woos counties with medical supplies e-mobile app

M-Health Kenya chief executive Cathy Mwangi during the interview at her office in Nairobi. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA

By Sandra Chao-BlastoPosted  Wednesday, February 17  2016 at  21:01

In Summary

  • The e-mobile app targets public hospitals, especially in the remote areas to ease procurement of medical supplies from Kenya Medical Supplies Authority.
  • The system eliminates the red tape that slows down ordering of the supplies at the grassroots, ensuring health centres are well stocked and avoid cumbersome paperwork.

Medical supplies agency has revamped its e-mobile application meant to ease service provision to local hospitals, in a fresh attempt to woo counties to adopt the platform.

The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (Kemsa) had launched an earlier version in 2013, but its roll-out stalled following the devolution of healthcare services to the counties.

Follow link : Business Daily