EAST AFRICAN NEWS

KENYA:protest plan to hire specialists on contract basis

April 2018 Standardmedia; Doctors union has protested against underway plans to have specialists employed on contract. Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists Union(KMPDU) has said under no negotiations will they agree to the plan that had already been agreed on by Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki. “We have doctors who are …

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KENYA:Kenya needs nearly 43,000 more medics: Health CS

March 2018 BusinessDaily; Kenya is currently grappling with a shortage of 42,800 health workers, a state of affairs that stands in the way of efforts to ensure universal healthcare. This is according to Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki, who said the number of medics is below the World Health Organization (WHO) …

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KENYA:At KNH in Nairobi, another surgery goes wrong

March 2018 Dailynation; Kenyatta National Hospital is on the spot yet again following claims of a botched caesarean section. Susan Nekesa says she walked into Kenya’s top referral hospital in labour on January 25 and delivered twin girls the following day. SWOLLEN However, hours after the surgery, Nekesa’s stomach became …

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KENYA:The ‘poison’ lurking in bottled water

March 2018 Dailynation; The world’s leading brands of bottled water are contaminated with tiny plastic particles that are likely seeping in during the packaging process, according to a major study across nine countries published on Wednesday. “Widespread contamination” with plastic was found in the study, led by microplastic researcher Sherri Mason …

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