Ebola volunteers feted

NAIROBI, Kenya, November 1, 2016   The government is planning to recruit 400 health workers to boost the slum upgrading programme.

Health Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Cleopa Mailu is urging those with qualifications to apply for the jobs when they are advertised in the dailies.

However the CS said priority will be given to the workers who served under the African Union Support to Ebola in West Africa two years ago.

The CS made the remarks when he feted 170 volunteer health workers with Presidential commendations for the work they did during the Ebola outbreak in Liberia and Sierra Leon.

 ‘’We are proud of you for having represented our nation during the Ebola outbreak in Liberia and Sierra Leon, and should opportunities arise for those volunteers who are unemployed, we shall accord you preference,’’ said the CS.

Dr. Cleopa Mailu, who was represented by the Director of Medical Services, Dr. Jackson Kioko revealed that the Government has signed MOUs with several African countries to give opportunities to health workers to access the outside market.

He added that the Ministry will establish a database for experienced health workers in various fields to stand in the gap whenever a public health crisis arises.