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KENYA: Death toll rises as doctors’ strike continues

December 2016 DailyNation; As the grandstanding, accusations and counter-accusations by government and striking doctors continued on Wednesday, life was nasty, short and brutish for some patients in public hospitals. At the Coast General hospital in Mombasa, a 65-year-old diabetic, Lucy Fumba, whose leg was amputated hours before the strike, died …

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TANZANIA: Implementing Cashless Payments in Hospitals

December 2016 TheCitizen; In our healthcare system where out-of-pocket payment system is prevalent, it is very common for clients to use cash in making payments for the healthcare services. But as the adoption of information technology and communication (ICT) use in healthcare increases, cash payment systems are now becoming obsolete. …

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KENYA: Doctors strike to go on as talks hit deadlock

December 2016 DailyNation; The government has failed, for the second day, to convince striking medics to get back to work. In what could worsen the suffering of the sick in public hospitals, Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu on Tuesday evening admitted the talks between the government, nurses and medical doctors …

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SOUTH SUDAN: Starvation Threat Numbers Soar

November 2016 Aljazeera: An aid organisation in South Sudan has warned of severe food shortages, with the civil war spreading to rural areas of the country, cutting farmers’ access to their agricultural lands. The aid group CARE told Al Jazeera that if the armed conflict continues, as many as one …

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