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Bloody row spills out at national blood bank

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October 2017 Standardmedia; The Kenya National Blood Transfusion Service (KNBTS) is incensed by reports that part of blood its bank is contaminated with HIV and syphilis. The report published three weeks ago in a foreign journal shows 6.2 per cent of donated blood had high levels of HIV, with as high …

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KENYA:Kirinyaga County nurses call off strike

October 2017 BusinessDaily;The suffering of patients in public hospitals and dispensaries in Kirinyaga County has come to an end after all 508 nurses in the devolved unit returned to work yesterday. They resumed work after their representatives held a consultative meeting with County officials. A spot check by Nation yesterday …

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KENYA:NHIF pays Sh5.9bn medical bills in four months

October 2017 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) paid Sh5.9 billion in members’ medical bills in the four months to October, more than half of it going into surgeries, the agency said. NHIF chief executive Geoffrey Mwangi said chemotherapy, radiotherapy, dialysis and diagnostic tests such as MRI and CT scans …

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Mugabe blamed in the West for destroying Zimbabwe’s economy

October 2017 Standardmedia; Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus named Mugabe to the largely ceremonial post at a high-level WHO meeting …

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