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KENYA: Every adult to pay NHIF Sh6,000 in health Bill

May 2021 Businessdaily; Every adult Kenyan will soon make an annual compulsory Sh6,000 contribution to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) if Parliament adopts State-backed changes to law in race to offer medical cover for all. The government-backed National Hospital Insurance Fund (Amendment) Bill seeks to make it compulsory for …

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KENYA : Employers to pay NHIF contributions for staff

May 2021 Businessdaily; Kenyan employers face additional burden of statutory deductions if Parliament passes a Bill that requires business owners to match workers’ monthly contributions to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). Doubling the Sh1,700 that top contributors make to the NHIF ranks high on the list of targeted changes …

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KENYA:KNH to serve referral patients only from July

May 2021 Businessdaily ; Top referral Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) will close its doors to walk-in patients starting this July as part of decongestion of the facility, Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) Director-General Mohamed Badi has said. The new development, he said, will allow the country’s biggest hospital to concentrate on …

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Why BMI is a flawed health standard

May 2021 the WashingtonPost ;When Achea Redd used to go for annual checkups, she tried to discuss her restrictive eating patterns with her doctors and her fear that she might have an eating disorder. But because her body mass index (BMI) was in the “overweight” category, Redd’s primary care physicians …

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