TANZANIA:Health Workers Establish Trade Union

May 2013 DailyNews;In their quest to improve their welfare, health practitioners in the country have formed a trade union, Tanzania Medical, Dental and Pharmaceutical Workers’ Union (TMDPWU), to represent health workers in public and private sectors. Its founders said the association would seek to create harmony among members and also …

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KENYA:Nurses seek new terms of service

May 2013 DailyNation; Parliament has been petitioned to endorse new terms of service for nurses. Nurses’ representatives meeting in Thika Saturday said a paper outlining new terms and conditions of service has been submitted to the National Assembly. Kenya Nurses Union national chairman Josephinus Musundi said it was unacceptable that …

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TANZANIA:MPs Call for Universal Health Insurance

May 2013 DailyNews; MEMBERS of Parliament have called for health insurance coverage for all Tanzanians, noting that the government should find ways of making the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) accessible to every Tanzanian, regardless of whether they are in the formal sector or not. Debating budget estimates for the …

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