EAST AFRICAN NEWS

KENYA:Blow as donors freeze Sh5bn for Aids, malaria

April 2018 BusinessDaily; Kenya has suffered a major setback in its fight against HIV/Aids, malaria and tuberculosis after donors withdrew Sh4.9 billion for combating the killer diseases. Details of the supplementary budget tabled in Parliament on Thursday show that donor funding from international financing organisation, The Global Fund, for HIV/Aids …

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KENYA:Employers face additional NHIF burden

April 2018 BusinessDaily; Kenyan employers face additional burden of statutory deductions if Parliament passes a law that will require business owners to match workers’ monthly contributions to the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF). Doubling the Sh1,700 that top contributors make to the NHIF ranks high on the list of targeted outcomes …

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KENYA:Healthcare: The dark side of public-private partnerships

April 2018 Dailynation; This week the World Bank Group is hosting UHC Financing Forum in Washington, DC. Back home, doctors are holding conferences to discuss healthcare financing towards universal health coverage. And the two meetings couldn’t be more timely. However, there is a recurring reference to public-private partnerships as the magic …

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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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