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KENYA:Medics cry foul over hiring of foreign doctors

January 2018 BusinessDaily; Doctors have once again raised the red flag over an alleged influx of foreign medics into the country, questioning the qualifications of some of the expatriates. Through the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU), the doctors also claim that some foreigners are getting employment priority over …

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KENYA:St Mary’s Hospital in forceful takeover

December 2017 BusinessDaily; A management tussle at St Mary’s Hospital in Nairobi escalated Thursday, resulting in a few hours of disruption and suspension of services in parts of the facility. Auctioneers and policemen acting on a court order procured by the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi stormed the hospital Thursday morning and …

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KENYA:Ambulance hailing firm tests app in city

December 2017 BusinessDaily; A tech start-up has launched an online ambulance service that operates like a taxi covering Nairobi, a year after angel investors injected Sh10 million to fund its establishment. Flare founders Caitlin Dolkart and Maria Rabinovich say their web-based service ‘Rescue’ has enrolled 10,000 users mostly drawn from …

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Influenza a burden to Kenya’s healthcare – WHO report

December2017 Dailynation; Kenya’s efforts to keep a healthy population are being hampered by the often-ignored ailments like seasonal influenza (flu), the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. In its situation report, WHO indicates that as many as 650,000 people die from respiratory problems annually, warning governments to focus more on …

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