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KENYA: Doctors in four counties threaten to go on strike

April 2017 DailyNation; Over 400 doctors from four central Kenya counties have vowed to paralyse activities in public hospitals from Thursday over delayed salaries, deplorable state of the facilities and poor staffing. The doctors also accused the government of failing to implement a return-to-work formula that they signed when the …

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KENYA: Safaricom healthcare app M-Tiba nets 230,000

April 2017 Businessdaily;At least 230,000 Kenyans are using Safaricom’s healthcare app M-Tiba, representing a five-fold growth since the product was rolled out nationwide six months ago. M-Tiba allows users to save money that can be redeemed later to pay medical bills. Safaricom chief executive, Mr Bob Collymore, last week said …

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KENYA: Male circumcision lowers risk of HIV, study reveals

March 2017 DailyNation; Male circumcision reduces the colonies of bacteria found on the penis which increase the risk of contracting HIV, a new study has shown. The study, presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections last month, showed that uncircumcised men have more bacteria in the genital region, …

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