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KENYA: Mailu hopeful US will reverse aid suspension

May 2017 Businessdaily; A detailed report on use of funds has been submitted to the US government following withdrawal of billions of shillings from the health ministry in a move the State hopes will reverse a decision to suspend direct assistance. Health Secretary Dr Cleopa Mailu however denied Friday that …

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KENYA: Report lays bare Kenya’s frail health sector

May 2017 DailyNation; Kenya only has only 2,089 specialist doctors, a new national survey of the country’s hospital staff has revealed. In 2015, there were 5,660 medical doctors, with 387 of them specialising in gynaecology. Experts in general surgery stood at 338 while internal medicine experts were 296. NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES …

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KENYA: Agency now seeks power to police supplements

May 2017 BusinessDaily; Kenya’s nutrition regulator is set to get additional powers to police the country’s chaotic food and nutritional supplement industry that is currently dominated by quacks and pseudo-medics. Proposed amendments to the Nutritionists and Dieticians Act expand regulatory powers of the Kenya Nutritionists and Dieticians Institute (KNDI) to …

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