EAST AFRICAN NEWS

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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Germany set to limit AstraZeneca jab to under-65s

January 2021 BBC; Germany’s vaccine committee has said AstraZeneca’s Covid jab should only be given to people aged under 65. The committee cited “insufficient data” over its efficacy for older people. The European Medicines Agency is to decide on Friday whether to approve the vaccine for use across the EU. …

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