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Source: The Standard. Kenya: The Central Organisation of Trade Unions (Cotu) Kenya has urged the Government to immediately intervene and engage the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentist Union, (KMPDU) over the massive exodus of trained doctors from our public hospitals that has ...
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Source: The EastAfrican. Did you happen to see the great investigative piece about the slashing of budgets for provincial hospitals in Kenya last year? The story showed that in the wheeling and dealing that resulted in the final Division of Revenue Act 2013, the allocation for provincial hos...
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  Reports about medical malpractice are now a common item in our media.  The much touted fatal unassisted child births in public hospitals are just pointers to suffering being experienced by other patients which suggest that the quality of health services in hospitals is sick. A quick loo...
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  Last week I had a discussion with an obstetrician who works with a referral facility in Nairobi about her views on the effect of the free maternity services policy. While the public domain is awash with reports of its success, her account of her experience since the policy came into force is...
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A health system provides the means through which health care services are planned and delivered. They are socially constructed and their basic arrangements are a product of historical negotiations with the environment. A complete conception of its guiding ideology is captured in the social and legal...
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Today, I wish to share this experience I had two years ago with my Professsor and reflect on the huge task facing the Salaries and Remuneration Commission. The Professor am talking about is a Professor of Internal Medicine, HematoOncology. He is basically the expert in managing Cancers of the blood ...
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9th May 2011 Of the documented Kenyan disasters - the Wagalla massacre, the Sachangwan fire tragedy, the US embassy bombing, and yes the 2008 post election violence – none of these come close neither by magnitude nor by number of lives needlessly lost, individually or collectively, to the hor...
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Dear Kenyan, Thank you for taking your time to read this….. 6 months post internship and I still suffer from insomnia. Mine is not a unique case, but one of every Kenyan doctor that has been in the system. I look back at the highlights of my long one year to remind me of how doctors and in ...
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I walked out of the theatre doors and did not talk to the relatives, I never looked back because they would see the tears well in my eyes n just how could I explain that their sister, his wife was no more? She left behind twins, her first pregnancy after struggling to conceive for ten years! She cam...
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“In the late 1990s my Mother and I came to Kenya when I was just barely 2 years. My father had come the year before. We were fleeing from the war that was there in my country. Since then I have lived in Kenya. I attended nursery school then began my primary school. In 1999 I sat for ...