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March 2017 GroundUp: Asbestos is a toxic killer. The latest estimate is 194,000 occupational deaths globally in a year. South Africa banned asbestos in 2008. One would think, then, that the country would support a proposal by 12 African states to prevent a handful of countries from continuing to block …

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KENYA: Relief for patients as doctors call off strike

March 2017 DailyNation; After 100 days of deaths, pain and despair, the doctors’ strike has ended. The Health ministry, the Council of Governors and the medics’ union signed a joint return-to-work formula, effectively bringing to an end the protracted industrial action that has cost many lives. GOOD NEWS The deal, …

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KENYA:Appeals court gives doctors final chance to end strike

March 2017 BusinessDaily; Doctors have until Tuesday to end their three-month strike stalemate. Court of Appeal judges Hannah Okwengu, Martha Koome and Jamilla Mohammed have Monday asked parties involved in negotiations aimed at ending the stalemate to reach an agreement on the return-to-work formula document presented by doctors. The judges …

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KENYA: Governors rule out more talks with striking doctors

March 2017 DailyNation; Council of Governors (CoG) has ruled out any further negotiations with the striking doctors. CoG Chairman Peter Munya termed a plea by the doctors for another chance for negotiations as “dishonest and ill-intentioned.” ‘HIDDEN CARDS‘ Speaking in Naivasha on Thursday, Mr Munya claimed doctors are negotiating “with …

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ZIMBABWE: Govt Hits Back At Junior Doctors

March 2017 TheHerald; Junior doctors who were on strike for the past two weeks, will have to repeat their rotations for three months before they proceed to the next level, the Health and Child Care Ministry has said. In an internal letter dated March 6, 2017 addressed to all hospital …

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