EAST AFRICAN NEWS

KENYA: Joho fires 86 doctors, including KMPDU boss Mwachonda

January 2021 BusinessDaily; Mombasa county government has sacked 86 doctors, including KMPDU boss Chibanzi Mwachonda and senior specialists for refusing to return to work. In a letter signed by county secretary Jeizan Faruk, Governor Hassan Joho’s administration dismissed the 86 striking workers for boycotting duty. “Following the correspondence shared between …

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KENYA: The plastic threat to your health

January 2021 thestandard; You may soon be confronted with graphic health warnings on your pizza box or candy wrapper of possible cancer risk. Why, because the plastics contain components known as endocrine disrupting chemicals that are causing great harm to health. Similar restrictions are also being contemplated on a host …

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Allergy warning for Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine after UK health workers with allergy history suffer reaction

December 2020 CNN; People with a “significant history of allergic reactions” should not be given the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, UK health authorities said Wednesday, after two health care workers experienced symptoms after receiving a shot the day before. The precautionary advice was given after the pair “responded adversely” following their shots …

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Tuberculosis vaccine may help protect against COVID-19

November 2020 MedicalNews; Scientists developed the BCG (bacillus Calmette-Guérin) vaccine more than 100 years ago to protect against the bacterial infection tuberculosis (TB). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), by 2004, around 100 million children a year were receiving the vaccine. In the United States, BCG is approved for people at …

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