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KENYA:Number of NHIF members hits 6.5m

June 2017 Dailynation; Principal contributors to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) have hit 6.5 million mark on the back of the campaign that recruited new members from the informal sector. The scheme, which is open to any Kenyan over the age of 18 years with a monthly income of …

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KENYA:NHIF settles Sh200 million bill for heart surgeries

June 2017 Dailynation; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) has spent Sh200 million on heart surgeries since October, highlighting the growing cases of lifestyle diseases among Kenyans. The State-owned health insurer set aside half a billion shillings for cardiac surgery with members of the fund enjoying a benefit of up to …

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KENYA:Talks hit a snag as nurses’ strike enters Day 4

June 2017 Dailynation; The nationwide nurses’ strike entered it fourth day today, with union officials’ date with Labour Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie bouncing. Representatives of the health workers were scheduled to meet with Mrs Kandie in Nairobi on condition that they talk about their Collective Bargaining Agreement and not the trade …

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KENYA: Medics raise alarm over fake Viagra

June 2017 DailyNation;  As the country grapples with counterfeit lifestyle medicines, anti-malarial drugs and antibiotics, health experts have raised the alarm over the existence of fake sexual-enhancement drugs. Dennis Otieno, the head of crime investigations and enforcement for the Pharmacy and Poisons Board, on Wednesday said the most faked sexual-enhancement …

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