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KENYA: NHIF risks collapse over cash crisis

February 2020 DailyNation; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) risks collapse within two years unless the proposed rates President Uhuru Kenyatta halted mid last month are implemented. A report by a Health Financing Reforms Expert Panel (Hefrep), which Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki set up to transform and reposition the …

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KENYA: Hospitals on the spot over expired drugs

January 2020 BusinessDaily; About half of hospitals in Kenya do not regularly remove expired or unusable medicines from their shelves, a new survey by the Health ministry has shown. The Kenya Harmonised Health Facility Assessment report for 2018/19 indicates that only 54 percent of health facilities, both public and private, have records …

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NHIF reverses Sh495m paid for revenue system

January 2020 BusinessDaily; The National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) says it has reversed payment of Sh495 million made to an IT firm for the Integrated Revenue Management system. The money was part of the audit query that former Auditor-General Edward Ouko had raised in his report for 2017/2018. Through documents …

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KENYA: Hazards kept at bay with ruling on smoking

December 2019 theStar; “I saw several Spaniards on the island of Hispanola who were reproached because of their bad habits. They answered it was impossible for them to stop smoking.” Bartholome de las Casas Other than ‘discovering’ America, the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus, influenced the growth and use of Nicotina tobacum what …

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