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KENYA:Medical drugs importers put on two months notice

June 2017 BusinessDaily;Importers of pharmaceutical products have until September 1 to comply with Kenyan standards on medical drugs and equipment or face cancellation of their licences. The notice affects all importers of medical devices, food supplements, medical cosmetics, herbal products and other related healthcare borderline products falling under the regulated …

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KENYA:Nurses’ union officials clash on live TV

June 2017 Dailynation;Kenyans will have to wait longer for nurses to resume work as divisions in the Kenya National Union of Nurses are complicating negotiations with the national and county governments.  On Friday, a press conference called by a faction of the union led by the embattled chairman John Bii …

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KENYA:Number of NHIF members hits 6.5m

June 2017 Dailynation; Principal contributors to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) have hit 6.5 million mark on the back of the campaign that recruited new members from the informal sector. The scheme, which is open to any Kenyan over the age of 18 years with a monthly income of …

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KENYA:NHIF settles Sh200 million bill for heart surgeries

June 2017 Dailynation; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has spent Sh200 million on heart surgeries since October, highlighting the growing cases of lifestyle diseases among Kenyans. The State-owned health insurer set aside half a billion shillings for cardiac surgery with members of the fund enjoying a benefit of up to …

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