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KENYA:NHIF pays Sh5.9bn medical bills in four months

October 2017 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) paid Sh5.9 billion in members’ medical bills in the four months to October, more than half of it going into surgeries, the agency said. NHIF chief executive Geoffrey Mwangi said chemotherapy, radiotherapy, dialysis and diagnostic tests such as MRI and CT scans …

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Mugabe blamed in the West for destroying Zimbabwe’s economy

October 2017 Standardmedia; Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following an outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus named Mugabe to the largely ceremonial post at a high-level WHO meeting …

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KENYA:Rotich stops mobile clinics in Afya scam

October 2017 Dailynation; Treasury has slammed the brakes on the installation and commissioning of portable medical clinics that were linked to the controversial Sh5 billion health scandal last year. Through the Supplementary Budget, the Treasury has cut Sh450 million allocated for the installation and commissioning of 100 containers that continue to …

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KENYA:Clinical officers call off strike

October 2017 BusinessDaily; Clinical officers have called off strike after signing a return-to-work formula with governors and the Health ministry. This is after spending close to 20 days in the streets protesting the Salaries and Remuneration Commission’s (SRC) job evaluation cadres. Speaking at Afya House on Thursday, Secretary-General of the Kenya …

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KENYA: Kenyan government grapples with huge staff shortfalls in critical sectors

October 2017 Standardmedia; The civil service is contending with an acute shortage of workers in major sectors, including health and engineering. A human resource skills audit based on the highest academic qualifications, area of specialisation, professional qualification, job, families and years of service conducted in 2015 revealed that the most affected sectors were health, engineering, …

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KENYA: UN pledges to curb sale and use of mercury

September 2017 Dailynation; The international community has pledged to curb proliferation of mercury by banning new mining and closing existing mines. This came even as Kenya was accused of being the main supply hub for mercury, secretly used in artisanal and small-scale gold mining or ASGM in east and central …

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KENYA:Mobile clinics firm wants Sh200m from Afya House

September 2017 BusinessDaily; Estama Investments, the company at the centre of the Sh800 million mobile clinics scandal, is demanding an additional Sh200 million from the Ministry of Health as payment for the last consignment of portable health clinics it supplied under a deal that was questioned in a 2016 audit report.  …

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