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CS Mailu inaugurates pharmacy board of management

CS Mailu inaugurates pharmacy board of management
NAIROBI, Kenya, 21 March 2017 – The Pharmacy and Poisons Board of Management has been inaugurated.  The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Dr. Cleopa Mailu inaugurated the eight members Board on Tuesday to oversee all aspects of governance, contract management andRead more

Govt. plan to hire Tanzania doctors is on course    

Govt. plan to hire Tanzania doctors is on course     

NAIROBI, Kenya, 21 March 2017 – Health Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Cleopa Mailu has confirmed the Government’s plan to recruit Tanzanian doctors is on course. The CS said the process of hiring doctors is not an association matter but a Government

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Patients stream to KNH as services resume to normalcy

Patients stream to KNH as services resume to normalcy

NAIROBI, Kenya, 20 March 2017 – Kenyatta National Hospital has doubled the number of patients seeking services after its doctors returned to work after signing a recognition agreement with the management. Health Cabinet Secretary (CS) visited the Hospital on Monday

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Govt. to hire 500 doctors to improve quality care

Govt. to hire 500 doctors to improve quality care

NAIROBI, Kenya 20 March 2017- The recruitment process to hire 500 doctors from the East African region has already commenced and hopeful they will start working by April. The Cabinet Secretary for Health, Dr. Cleopa Mailu, said the Government is

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Govt. plans massive distribution of 15.1 million mosquito nets

Govt. plans massive distribution of 15.1 million mosquito nets

NAIROBI, Kenya, 20 March 2017– The government has kicked off a two year massive campaign to distribute 15.1 million, Long-Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLIN) to 23 Counties that are endemic to malaria. The campaign that ends in 2018 will cost

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Govt. plans to distribute dengue test kits 

Govt. plans to distribute dengue test kits 

MOMBASA, Kenya, 17 March 2017– The government is planning to provide dengue test kits to Mvita Sub County, Mombasa and other counties where the disease is endemic, to facilitate treatment and provision of data that will be utilized to establish

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We have fulfilled our national health agenda promise, says President Uhuru

We have fulfilled our national health agenda promise, says President Uhuru

NAIROBI, Kenya, 15 March 2017 – Four years ago, President Uhuru Kenyatta promised to upgrade public hospital facilities, provide free primary healthcare for expectant mothers and increase access to affordable healthcare. Prior to 2013, only four referral hospitals in Kenya

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Doctors end three-month strike after striking deal with Govt.

Doctors end three-month strike after striking deal with Govt.

NAIROBI, Kenya, 14 March 2017 – The Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union (KMPDU) has called off their members 100-day strike after signing a return-to-work agreement with the Council of Governors and the Ministry of Health. With the signing of

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Signals to the end of the doctors’ strike

Signals to the end of the doctors’ strike

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 14 – The end of the doctors’ strike is looming as government and the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union are meeting to conclude talks on the joint return-to-work formula. Services in public health facilities

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Govt. to roll out PrEP in April

Govt. to roll out PrEP in April

NAIROBI, Kenya, 13 March 2017 – The Government will next month roll out the new HIV intervention measure dubbed Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP). The intervention seeks to lower the country’s HIV transmission rate by administering oral antiretroviral medication (ARVs) to HIV

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