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KENYA:NHIF bosses deny obstructing justice

November 2018 Dailynation;Magistrate Francis Andayi has dismissed an application by NHIF CEO Geoffrey Kurgat and Finance Director Wilbert Kurgat that sought to suspend their planned prosecution for hampering investigations into claims that the national health insurer misused contributors’ funds. Mr Mwangi and Mr Kurgat had argued that the charges were …

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KENYA:Cuban doctors head home, leaving Brazilian towns with no care

November 2018 Yahoonews; The first of thousands of Cuban doctors began to return home on Thursday after criticism by Brazil’s far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro prompted Cuba’s government to sever a cooperation agreement, leaving millions of Brazilians without medical care. Bolsonaro said the Cuban doctors were being used as “slave labor” …

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MALAWI:Malawi nurse suspended over selfie in labor ward

November 2018 cnnnews;A nurse in Malawi has been suspended after her selfie in a labor ward showing a naked pregnant woman in the background surfaced online. Patricia Malichi’s selfie, which has an unidentified pregnant woman lying on a hospital bed at Ndirande Health Centre in Blantyre city, provoked public anger on …

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KENYA:Miraa, mursik blamed for cancer cases

November 2018 Business Daily;Taking hot tea while chewing miraa and frequent drinking of mursik (fermented milk) are the leading causes of cancer of the oesophagus or food pipe in Northern Kenya and Rift Valley respectively. The National Cancer Institute on Thursday said Rift Valley, upper Eastern and North Eastern regions …

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KENYA:Advanced CT scanners to ease medical costs

November 2018 Dailynation; Kenyans can breathe a sigh of relief after the Ministry of Health confirmed that ultra-modern CT scanners, and qualified personnel to handle them, are now available in public health facilities. Director of Medical Services Jackson Kioko on Sunday said Kenyans no longer have to travel abroad for …

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KENYA: Counterfeiters now targeting premium liquors

November 2018 Dailynation;That unusually nasty hangover you feel when you wake up after chugging your favourite pricey whisky brand could be because you consumed a counterfeit drink. This is because counterfeiters have now started targeting premium liquors in a new smuggling and counterfeiting scam. With intensified crackdowns on illicit and …

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