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KENYA: The pomp at the launch of the Sh38 billion project to equip county hospitals with modern equipment is preserved in framed photos in the offices of many governors. But nearly a year after the smiles and the promise of better health services in the counties, the same governors have released shocking details of how the expensive machines are lying idle in hospitals. The big issue for the counties is that the project was rammed down the governors’ throats, without considering the special circumstances of different county governments.

May 2017 Standardmedia; The pomp at the launch of the Sh38 billion project to equip county hospitals with modern equipment is preserved in framed photos in the offices of many governors. But nearly a year after the smiles and the promise of better health services in the counties, the same …

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KENYA:Give us money to pay doctors: Governors

April 2017 Dailynation; County governments are not able to pay doctors for the three months that they were on strike because the National Treasury has not released the monies, the Council of Governors has said. In a letter addressed to Mr Joseph Kinyua, the Chief of Staff and Head of …

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KENYA:Sh21b to boost health sector in counties

April 2017 Daily nation; County governments will receive an additional Sh21 billion to improve health care. This follows the signing of an agreement between the Council of Governors, the World Bank and Danida to boost services in the 47 regional governments. The focus over five years will be on reproductive, …

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KENYA: Doctors in four counties threaten to go on strike

April 2017 DailyNation; Over 400 doctors from four central Kenya counties have vowed to paralyse activities in public hospitals from Thursday over delayed salaries, deplorable state of the facilities and poor staffing. The doctors also accused the government of failing to implement a return-to-work formula that they signed when the …

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KENYA: Governors lose bid to control Sh3.4b free maternity cash Read more at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2000230885/governors-lose-bid-to-control-sh3-4b-free-maternity-cash

January 2017 StandardNewspaper; Governors have lost the fight to control Sh3.4 billion free maternal healthcare funds. The fund has instead been placed under the jurisdiction of the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF). The Division of Revenue Bill 2017 clears the way for NHIF to manage the funds while denying the …

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