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KENYA: The pomp at the launch of the Sh38 billion project to equip county hospitals with modern equipment is preserved in framed photos in the offices of many governors. But nearly a year after the smiles and the promise of better health services in the counties, the same governors have released shocking details of how the expensive machines are lying idle in hospitals. The big issue for the counties is that the project was rammed down the governors’ throats, without considering the special circumstances of different county governments.

May 2017 Standardmedia; The pomp at the launch of the Sh38 billion project to equip county hospitals with modern equipment is preserved in framed photos in the offices of many governors. But nearly a year after the smiles and the promise of better health services in the counties, the same …

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KENYA: TB deaths declined to six-year low in 2016

May 2017 Businessdaily; Kenya’s war against tuberculosis (TB) is paying off with deaths from the killer disease dropping to a six-year low last year. Official data shows that TB deaths declined by 6,414 from 11,149 in 2011 to 4,735 last year. This comes as deaths from infectious diseases like HIV …

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KENYA: KNH in talks to help local kidney patients

April 2017 DailyNation; Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) and the state health insurer are in talks to raise kidney transplant benefits above Sh500,000 to recover additional treatment costs. The referral hospital talks with the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) comes as the cost of the transplants remains unchanged for nearly seven …

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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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