EAST AFRICAN NEWS

KENYA: Inside Nairobi Hospital board, executive fights

November 2020 BusinessDaily; Details of intriguing boardroom fights over tenders at the premier private health facility Nairobi Hospital have emerged, even as the institution’s ousted chief executive officer, Allan Pamba, demands Sh218.8 million in compensation for unfair dismissal. Court filings by Dr Pamba link his ouster to multi-billion shilling contracts …

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Healthcare workers and their households at increased risk of COVID-19 hospitalisation

November 2020 lshtmNews; During the first peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland, whilst the absolute risk remained low, patient-facing healthcare workers were at three-fold higher risk of hospitalisation with COVID-19 than the general population, according to new research published in the BMJ. The study involving the London School of Hygiene …

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Pay rise for 5,000 KNH employees on SRC nod

October 2020 BusinessDaily; The Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC) has approved a Sh203 million new salary structure for Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), paving the way for a pay rise for over 5,000 workers. The SRC says it has finalised the special job re-evaluation for the roles at East Africa’s biggest …

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TANZANIA: NHIF Registers 4.4 Million Tanzanians

October 2020 DailyNews; ONLY 4.4 Tanzanians have enrolled with National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) and thus get health services and benefits. That is a mere eight per cent of Tanzanian eligible population and the news comes as a shock in spite of the Fund drumming up for the public to …

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New Covid-19 Rapid Tests a Game Changer for Africa

October 2020 WHONews; The roll-out of new, World Health Organization (WHO) approved antigen-based rapid diagnostic tests for the novel coronavirus in Africa will significantly boost testing capacity and marks a game changer in the continent’s fight against COVID-19. Many African countries have struggled to test in sufficient numbers to control …

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