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KENYA: Pharma lobby bans gifting of medics

April 2019 Business Daily; Drug makers that are members of the Kenya Association of Pharmaceutical Industry (Kapi) will not be allowed to give gifts or other forms of inducement to health practitioners in a bid to stem cases where medics only prescribe or dispense medicines from certain manufacturers. This follows …

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KENYA:Work for us or resign, Governor Waiguru tells medics

December 2017 Standardmedia; Medical practitioners in all public health facilities have been ordered to close down their private clinics or face the sack. Governor Anne Waiguru has also directed pharmacists in public hospitals to work on 24-hour shift, to ensure patients are not referred to private chemists to buy medicine yet …

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Young doctors here feeling burnt-out, says study

November 2017 straitstimes; Young doctors are feeling burnt-out, and this affects their ability to empathise with patients, a local study has found. Researchers surveyed nearly 500 medical residents across 34 specialities in three public hospitals, eight in 10 of whom said they felt emotionally exhausted, lacking in personal accomplishment, or …

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KENYA: Kenyan government grapples with huge staff shortfalls in critical sectors

October 2017 Standardmedia; The civil service is contending with an acute shortage of workers in major sectors, including health and engineering. A human resource skills audit based on the highest academic qualifications, area of specialisation, professional qualification, job, families and years of service conducted in 2015 revealed that the most affected sectors were health, engineering, …

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