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KENYA: KU hospital ownership row escalates

February 2021 Business daily ; The ownership tussle over Kenyatta University Teaching, Research and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH) intensified after revelations that university staff and students have been denied access to do practicals at the facility. Documents tabled in Parliament expose underneath battles pitting the hospital board against the Kenyatta University …

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KENYA: Every home to pay NHIF Sh6,000 in new reforms

February 2021 Business daily; Each household will soon make a compulsory Sh500 contribution to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) as the State lines up a health cover for all Kenyans. Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani said each household would part with Sh6,000 annually to be enrolled in a universal …

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KENYA: Women’s doctor with gifted hands

When JACKSON BIKO calls Dr John Odero Ong’ech, an obstetrician and gynaecologist, to set up this interview, there is rhumba dripping in the background. In his office at Nairobi Reproductive Health Services where he is the CEO, he plays it at low volume. Dr Ong’ech is a voluminous character, full of mirth, …

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KENYA: State mulls medicare cover for retired civil servants

February 2021 BusinessDaily; A healthcare insurance cover is to be included in the self-funded pension scheme for civil servants, enhancing comfort for retired officers. Director of Pensions Michael Kagika said the Treasury was working with the department of public service to develop a post-retirement health cover for the 663,000 government …

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Plastics in your table salt

February 2021 the Standard; Some of the table salt sold in Kenya is contaminated with tiny plastic particles, which may be a health risk to consumers. Salt bought from open markets and supermarkets in eight African countries, including Kenya, was tested, and found to contain plastic particles. “It is obvious …

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