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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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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: Improving access to surgical care in Kenya

February 2017 CapitalFM; Universal access to good-quality surgical care is a critical tool for fighting poverty and Kenya/African countries should make provisions for surgery while developing programmes for communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases and injuries. Key speakers stressed this point during the 2017 international conference on global surgery at the African …

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New UN Health Agency Guidelines Aim to Stop Surgical Infections and Arrest Spread of ‘Superbugs’

November 2016 UNNewsCentre; Warning that millions of people die every year from preventable surgical infections, particularly in developing countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued new guidelines today on tackling hospital-acquired infections with the aim of saving lives, cutting costs and arresting the spread of ‘superbugs.’ “No one should get …

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