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KENYA:Doctors’ strike looms as promises are broken

May 2017 Dailynation; A doctors’ strike is in the offing if the national and county governments do not conclude the issues that are stalling the implementation of the March collective bargaining agreement. It is this CBA, alongside a recognition agreement, that ended the 100-day doctors’ strike on March 14. The Kenya …

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SUDAN: Cholera Spreads Amid Govt Denial

May 2017 dabangasudan; Cholera continues to spread in Sudan’s eastern states, with more fatalities and infections reported across White Nile state, North Kordofan and Sennar. The federal authorities are beginning to respond, however Khartoum continues to refer to the outbreak as ‘acute watery diarrhoea’. The official Sudan News Agency (SUNA) …

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KENYA: Why Kenya supported Ethiopian for top WHO post

May 2017 DailyNation; Kenya pitched for Ethiopian Tedros Adhanom to be the next head of the World Health Organisation because he has “connections” with people who have suffered many health disasters. In a speech to delegates attending the WHO General Assembly, Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed said Nairobi …

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Seventieth World Health Assembly opens in Geneva

May 2017 WHONews; In her final opening address to the World Health Assembly as Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan offered some advice to delegates “as you continue to shape the future of this Organization”. She called on the Health Assembly to make “reducing inequalities” a guiding ethical principle. “WHO stands for …

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