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KENYA:Nurses stand firm in talks to end strike

July 2017 Dailynation; Nurses have agreed to go back to the negotiating table with governors to end their nationwide strike. However, they will only attend the meeting in the presence of the County Public Service Board Forum chairman and a representative of the Ministry of Health, they said. DEMANDS In a …

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KENYA:AAR Kenya to build Sh2.5 billion hospital

July 2017 BusinessDaily; A regional healthcare provider is set to open its first hospital wing in the country before the end on the year to meet the ever rising healthcare demands from the public. AAR Health Care Kenya, which has presence in three East African countries, namely Kenya, Uganda and …

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KENYA:AoN blacklists health centres over fraud

July 2017 BusinessDaily; An insurance broker has suspended and terminated 15 health providers’ contracts to teachers and police officers citing fraud. Eight facilities serving tutors have been terminated, four suspended, while three for the security agents have been cancelled. In its scheme report released this month, AoN Insurance says it has …

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KENYA: Kisumu County launches HIV prevention drug

July 2017 Dailynation;The Kisumu County government has rolled out a new drug meant to protect HIV-negative people from contracting the virus. Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) will be given free of charge to anyone at risk of contracting HIV but distribution will be based on Ministry of Health guidelines. HIV prevalence in …

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KENYA:Kenya takes the lead in medical tourism

July 2017 BusinessDaily;Private health and wellness facilities are setting Kenya apart as one of the key medical tourist destinations in Africa, a new report shows. The Economic Development in Africa Report 2017 released by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) last week shows Kenya is one of Africa’s …

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KENYA:Government could pay Sh35b in drugs dispute

July 2017 Dailynation;The Health ministry’s move to withhold a Sh1.8 billion payment from a supplier who shipped in anti-malarial drugs and equipment between 1993 and 1995 has exposed taxpayers to the risk of paying at least Sh35 billion after interest accumulated over two decades. Equip Agencies, a local supplies firm, …

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KENYA: Nakuru Level 5 Hospital set for Sh330m upgrade

July 2017 Businessdaily; Nakuru Level Five Hospital has embarked on a major facelift in response to the increased number of patients seeking services at the facility. The hospital serves more than five counties in the South Rift region. The Sh330 million project will entail expansion of the maternity wing and …

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KENYA:Governors put nurses’ pay dispute at SRC’s feet

July 2017 BusinessDaily; Governors have asked the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) to approve nurses’ salary increase before they can effect it. The governors claimed their hands were tied since it was the commission’s work to approve the raise. Kisumu Governor Jack Ranguma, who is the chairman of the Council of …

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KENYA: Sack SRC boss, protesting Kisii nurses say

July 2017 DailyNation; Striking Kisii nurses have called for the sacking of Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) chair Sarah Serem, accusing her of blocking signing of a CBA. The health workers chanted slogans and waved placards as they hoisted the SRC chair’s effigy as they marched along the streets. Led …

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