EAST AFRICAN NEWS

KENYA: What they’re not telling you about NHIF

June 2015 DailyNation; Last Saturday more than 200 medical specialists and general practitioners gathered for a meeting in Nairobi under the auspices of the Kenya Medical Association. Soon, a debate ensued about why universal healthcare coverage in Kenya is doomed. The discussion raised one fundamental question: will the proposed National …

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KENYA: Urgent need for biomedical engineers

June 2015 DailyNation; “This is a person who can decide to wipe out an entire community by just altering a few things in the x-ray machine”, said a concerned Matungulu legislator, Stephen Mule as he discussed a bill he brought before the parliamentary committee in health. The biomedical engineers Bill, …

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KENYA: U.S. Adds Cholera On Travel Advisory Alert

June 2015 TheStar; Tourism players at the Coast are angered by a June 3 US government advisory against Mombasa and eight other counties over a cholera outbreak. Kenya Association of Hotel keepers and Caterers executive officer Sam Ikwaye yesterday dismissed the latest advisory “as flimsy and misplaced” since no cholera …

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KENYA: Top private hospitals missing in NHIF list

June 2015 BusinessDaily; Top private hospitals are missing from the list of providers that the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) published on Monday for its outpatient services, a pointer that they have failed to strike a deal with the public health insurer. The NHIF published a list of more than …

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SOUTH SUDAN: Government Refuses to Declare Cholera Outbreak

June 2015 Aljazeera; South Sudan’s government refuses to declare a cholera outbreak in Juba despite medical officials reporting confirmed and suspected cases from across the capital city. According to the country’s health ministry, 126 suspected cholera patients have been admitted to Juba’s main hospital since June 12 and there have …

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