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KENYA:Give us money to pay doctors: Governors

April 2017 Dailynation; County governments are not able to pay doctors for the three months that they were on strike because the National Treasury has not released the monies, the Council of Governors has said. In a letter addressed to Mr Joseph Kinyua, the Chief of Staff and Head of …

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KENYA: Health Ministry Seeks to Improve Surgical Services

April 2017 thecitizen; The ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children in partnership with the GE Foundation and Safe Surgery 2020 is working on a strategic plan to transform surgical services in the country. Speaking during the launch of the National Surgical, Obstetrics and Anaesthesia Plan Technical Working …

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KENYA: Kidney crisis emerges as dialysis tops NHIF claims

April 2017 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) payouts for dialysis is the single largest claims, highlighting the growing cases of kidney ailments among Kenyans. Official records indicate that the State-owned insurer paid hospitals Sh839.9 million in the six months to December, up from Sh139.8 million in a similar …

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KENYA: State insurer pays out Sh1bn for C-section deliveries

April 2017 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund’s (NHIF) payouts for Caesarean-section operations have for the first time crossed the Sh1 billion mark in a year, highlighting the cost burden of the procedure to insurers. Official records show that 24,492 mothers opted for C-section — a surgical operation to help deliver …

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KENYA:Sh21b to boost health sector in counties

April 2017 Daily nation; County governments will receive an additional Sh21 billion to improve health care. This follows the signing of an agreement between the Council of Governors, the World Bank and Danida to boost services in the 47 regional governments. The focus over five years will be on reproductive, …

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KENYA:Medical insurers cry foul over huge hospital bills

April 2017 Standardnewspaper; Insurance providers in the medical field have raised alarm over huge losses they incur due to rising cost of claims by health providers. They say high medical bills are eating into their underwriting profits. According to figures from Insurance Regulatory Authority (IRA), the sub-sector has for the fourth time …

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