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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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Labour Court to take over striking doctors’ matter if parties fail to agree  

Labour Court to take over striking doctors’ matter if parties fail to agree   

NAIROBI, Kenya, 13 March 2017  – The Court of Appeal will revert the arbitration of doctors’ strike to the Employment and Labour Relations Court if the mediators do not come to an agreement by 10:00 a.m on Tuesday. The three-judge

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CS Health launches strategy to increase nursing care

CS Health launches strategy to increase nursing care

NAIROBI, Kenya, 10 March 2017 –  Health Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Cleopa Mailu has  launched a strategy to build the capacity of nurses and midwives in the country . The CS identified the Nursing Council strategy, nursing and midwifery education and research as

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Doctors heed government call to resume work

Doctors heed government call to resume work

NAIROBI, Kenya, 10th March 2017 – Striking doctors have heeded the government’s call to resume work after the government stopped further negotiation with their union. A spot check of major county public health facilities reveals that doctors have started streaming

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PS Health urges Africa to set its own health agenda besides global goals

PS Health urges Africa to set its own health agenda besides global goals

NAIROBI, Kenya, 8 March 2017 – Africa faces unique health challenges & should prioritize its own health agenda, besides meeting global health targets. Health Principal Secretary (PS), Dr. Nicholas Muraguri said Africa should prioritize investments in the health sector to enhance capacities for implementation of

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Government recalls sponsored registrars as striking doctors face disciplinary action

Government recalls sponsored registrars as striking doctors face disciplinary action

NAIROBI, Kenya, 9 March 2017 – The Ministry of Health has directed all government sponsored registrars and medical interns who are on strike to report back to their respective duty stations with immediate effect. The registrars who are currently undertaking

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