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KENYA: Governors give nurses a week to resume duty

August 2017 DailyNation; Governors have given nurses a week to return to work or face sacking. They described the industrial action as illegal. The decision, announced by Council of Governors (CoG) chairman Josphat Nanok, was agreed on by the county bosses on Thursday. The governors’ meeting was the climax of …

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KENYA:Uhuru invites nurses for talks to end strike

August 2017 Businessdaily; President Uhuru Kenyatta has appealed to nurses to resume work and give the new government a chance for dialogue to end the 82-day-old strike. Mr Kenyatta was speaking during the launch of cancer equipment at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) on Thursday. More than 25,000 nurses went on …

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KENYA: NHIF cracks down on rogue clinics

August 2017 Businessdaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has begun a crackdown on hospitals making fake claims. NHIF chief executive Geoffrey Mwangi said on Monday that hospitals were taking advantage of the insurer’s quick settlement of claims to make money fraudulently. “Many claims have been rejected. Some hospitals are …

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USA: You Can Order a Dozen STD Tests Online — But Should You?

August 2017 npr; America is losing the battle against sexually transmitted infections. Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis all hit record-high numbers in 2015. Tens of thousands contract HIV every year in the U.S., and oral cancers caused by human papillomavirus are increasing. So startups are popping up online to …

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