EAST AFRICAN NEWS

BAT rejects Health ministry’s guide on nicotine pouches

March 2021 BusinessDaily; British American Tobacco (BAT) has lamented plans by Kenya’s Health ministry to classify its nicotine pouches as tobacco products regulated under the tobacco control law. The Health ministry in early February ruled the sale and distribution of BAT nicotine pouches, trading under Lyft brand, be done under …

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KENYA: First Covid jab to be administered tomorrow

March 2021 theStar; The first jab of the Covid-19 vaccine will be administered tomorrow, the Health ministry said on Tuesday. Once the vaccines land at the airport, they are transported to central stores in Athi River after which they will be packed for distribution to regional centres in the 47 …

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KENYA: KU hospital ownership row escalates

February 2021 Business daily ; The ownership tussle over Kenyatta University Teaching, Research and Referral Hospital (KUTRRH) intensified after revelations that university staff and students have been denied access to do practicals at the facility. Documents tabled in Parliament expose underneath battles pitting the hospital board against the Kenyatta University …

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KENYA: Every home to pay NHIF Sh6,000 in new reforms

February 2021 Business daily; Each household will soon make a compulsory Sh500 contribution to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) as the State lines up a health cover for all Kenyans. Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani said each household would part with Sh6,000 annually to be enrolled in a universal …

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