EAST AFRICAN NEWS

KENYA: Kenya bets on medical tourism

May 2015 BusinessDaily; Kenya is seeking to use its top hospitals to woo medical tourists from East and Central Africa, to cushion the sector that has been hit by reduced travel from US and Europe over security fears. The Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) has partnered with A&K Global Health—a global …

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KENYA: Unions demand talks on NHIF rates

May 2015 DailyNation; Two trade unions want the National Hospital Insurance Fund to immediately initiate dialogue with stakeholders over its new rates. Trade Union Congress (TUC) Chairman Tom Odege said it would be useless for the fund to force poor Kenyans to bankroll a project whose success is not guaranteed. …

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KENYA: What we need are more doctors, not video links

May 2015 DailyNation; Last week we learnt that doctors at the Kenyatta National Hospital can now communicate instantly via a video link with their colleagues at the Machakos Level Five Hospital. Apparently, it was a breakthrough worthy of being unveiled by the health Cabinet Secretary.   But before I comment on this …

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TANZANIA: Call for Improved System in Health Data Collection

May 2015 DailyNews; THE government has been advised to adopt Geographic Information System (GIS) in data collection from health facilities and dispensaries across the country to establish a reliable database of clients served and get understanding of their needs for timely disbursement of funds. “The system will help healthcare workers …

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