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KENYA: NHIF risks collapse over cash crisis

February 2020 DailyNation; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) risks collapse within two years unless the proposed rates President Uhuru Kenyatta halted mid last month are implemented. A report by a Health Financing Reforms Expert Panel (Hefrep), which Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki set up to transform and reposition the …

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NIGERIA: Lassa Fever Now in 27 States – Health Minister

February 2020 PremiumTimes; The Minister for Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said about 27 states of the federation have recorded cases of Lassa fever as at the last count. Mr Ehanire said this on Thursday during a meeting with state health commissioners across the 36 states, at a two-day event organised …

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KENYA: Hospitals on the spot over expired drugs

January 2020 BusinessDaily; About half of hospitals in Kenya do not regularly remove expired or unusable medicines from their shelves, a new survey by the Health ministry has shown. The Kenya Harmonised Health Facility Assessment report for 2018/19 indicates that only 54 percent of health facilities, both public and private, have records …

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