Tag Archives: Devolution in Kenya

KENYA:Senators back upgrade of 11 county hospitals

July 2018 BusinessDaily;Governors look set to lose control of 11 county hospitals after Senate gave a nod to proposals seeking to have the facilities revert to the national government to serve as regional referral and training facilities. The proposal contained in the National Referral Hospital Bill has also been endorsed …

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KENYA:Cuban doctors set to arrive in two weeks

May 2018 BusinessDaily; A hundred medical specialists from Cuba are set to arrive in the country on May 28, about a month earlier than the date previously given by Ministry of Health (MoH) officials. The medical doctors, specialised in neurology, dermatology and radiology among other specialties, will be distributed across the …

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KENYA: Relief for patients as doctors call off strike

March 2017 DailyNation; After 100 days of deaths, pain and despair, the doctors’ strike has ended. The Health ministry, the Council of Governors and the medics’ union signed a joint return-to-work formula, effectively bringing to an end the protracted industrial action that has cost many lives. GOOD NEWS The deal, …

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March 2016 StandardNewspaper; Doctors yesterday started discussing a new salary structure, prepared by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, which proposes that the lowest paid intern gets Sh62,850 per month. The latest round of discussions, if agreed on, will see the lowest ranked medical intern earn the said amount in Job …

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Kenya;Guard against sidelining counties on health

April 2013  Elesban Kihuba; A health system provides the means through which medical services are planned and delivered. The Constitution envisages a health system whose management is devolved to the county level. Devolved governments will own and manage county health centres, pharmacies and ambulance services. They will also be responsible …

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