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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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For decades, the Kenyan doctor had suffered and worked under circumstances that were at best to be abhorred. Disillusioned, many chose to leave hoping for a better future for their families elsewhere. Inevitably something had to give. In 2010 as the camel toiled under the heavy burdens, its back fi...
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FROM:  THE KMPDU TO: ALL MDs, PHARMACISTS AND DENTISTS DATE: 14TH MAR 2011.   Dear beloved Colleagues, After much debate, frustrations, knocks, failures and moments of excitement, we are back again. You will recall when we first called an informal meeting in Thika on 19th S...
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In recent months, Kenya has been gripped by emergencies which have beefed up the need for medical emergency services. The prevention of deaths and suffering among victims is heavily dependent on the quality of emergency services which is in turn a product of the efficiency of the reporting systems a...
The body of Kenyan doctors has historically been sidelined in key decision making and thus has suffered serious neglect since independence.  With the formation of KMPDU 5 years ago, doctors announced their presence at the decision making table. As KMPDU marks its 5th Year Anniversary later th...
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At the beginning of 2015, we outlined what KMPDU aspires for all the doctors in Kenya. At the time, we had several challenges inherited from an indolent 2014 year for KMPDU and the extant poor Human Resources for Health management that is now worsening under a majority of the counties following Heal...
Dear Comrades, This address comes at a time of sadness for our country. We take this chance to send our deepest sympathies and condolences for the victims and casualties of Garissa University Terror attack. As a country, we must arise to show courage and anger for the loss of several precio...
BRACE FOR IMMINENT ACTION   Ladies and gentlemen, we have confirmed that the payroll for health workers has not been run. This is  because in spite of assurances&nbs...