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KENYA:Work for us or resign, Governor Waiguru tells medics

December 2017 Standardmedia; Medical practitioners in all public health facilities have been ordered to close down their private clinics or face the sack. Governor Anne Waiguru has also directed pharmacists in public hospitals to work on 24-hour shift, to ensure patients are not referred to private chemists to buy medicine yet …

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KENYA:Uhuru funnels cash to strategic plans

November 2017 BusinessDaily;Treasury secretary Henry Rotich has written to all ministries and departments to align their short and medium term recurrent and development expenditure to four key areas that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government has identified as priority targets during his second term in office. The list of priority areas includes …

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KENYA:Cancer caused by fruits ripened by chemicals

November 2017 Standardmedia; You are likely to suffer from cancer of the liver and large intestines if you consume fruits ripened using chemicals, a specialist has said. Prof Walter Mwanda, an oncologist from Kenyatta National Hospital, has warned of several cancers of the digestive system for those consuming fruits ripened using …

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KENYA:Biscuits firm faces lawsuit over false nutritional claims

November 2017 BusinessDaily; The Health ministry will take legal action against confectionery company over billboards passing misleading nutritional claims on biscuits. Through the Department of Public Health, the company, Nuvita Biscuits has been ordered to take down the advert, which a dietary expert has said contained misleading nutritional claims. The …

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KENYA: Tobacco agency steps in to curb shisha smoking

November 2017 Dailynation; The Nakuru County Government has put on notice bar owners promoting smoking of shisha in undesignated places. The warning comes after the Tobacco Control Board raised the alarm over the increased number of women using the substance. Health chief officer Samuel Mwaura said: “Club owners have been …

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