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Marching Towards Progress: Empowering Kenya’s Healthcare Future

Marching Towards Progress: Empowering Kenya’s Healthcare Future On 12th September, as KMPDU , we want to express our deep appreciation to all doctors and concerned Kenyans who gathered in solidarity to make this day a resounding success. The collective effort and determination displayed during our Peaceful Procession for a #Healthier Kenya have not gone unnoticed. We stand together as a

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Doctors’ Peaceful Procession on 12th September 2023

Preserving Lives, Preserving Dignity: Marching for a Healthier Kenya As we gear up for the Peaceful Procession on the State of Health in Kenya scheduled for 12th September, it’s crucial to shed light on the pressing issues that have brought us together. Unemployment and Underemployment of Doctors: Kenya’s medical fraternity is grappling with the challenge of unemployment and underemployment among

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AFRICA CLIMATE SUMMIT

A Just transition is a pivotal concept in addressing the pressing challenges of environmental sustainability and social equity. It underscores the importance of ensuring that as societies shift towards more sustainable practices and renewable energy sources, the burdens and benefits are distributed fairly, particularly to vulnerable communities. This concept is crucial because it not only mitigates the potential social upheaval

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AFRICA CLIMATE SUMMIT 2023

AFRICA CLIMATE SUMMIT 2023   CLIMATE CHANGE KNOWS NO BORDERS, AND ITS HEALTH IMPACTS SPARE NO ONE.   Quick facts  Did you know that dirty air is the biggest cause of death in Africa, after non-communicable diseases?  Did you know that climate also has its justice? Do you know about Just Transition for climate change?  Did you know human activities are

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KMPDU ISSUES A 21-DAY STRIKE NOTICE TO NAKURU COUNTY

DOCTORS ISSUE 21-DAY STRIKE NOTICE TO NAKURU COUNTY On the 2nd of September 2023, KMPDU officials led by National  Secretary -General -Dr Davji Atellah and South-Rift Branch officials gathered with Nakuru doctors to address the critical issues that continue to plague our healthcare system. The situation is dire, and the doctors cannot stay silent any longer. In Nakuru’s hospitals, doctors

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Progress Report: Building on the momentum

Progress Report: Building on the momentum   KMPDU and the Nandi County Governor held a follow-up meeting on 31st August 2023. Fruitful deliberations ensued on vital CBA implementation aspects.   Governor Sang reiterated the County Government’s unwavering commitment to address our crucial matters. Some of the issues discussed include promotions, arbitrary contracts, unemployment, breach of data protection, and non-statutory deductions.

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KMPDU NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL( NAC) LEADERSHIP TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING

Empowering discussions at our National Advisory Council (NAC) Leadership Training & Capacity Building event in collaboration with FES! Together, we delved into the critical state of healthcare in our country and explored ways to bring about meaningful change. We tackled key topics which included: Understanding Trade Unionism: Explored global & regional perspectives to strengthen our advocacy efforts and ensure the

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STATE OF HEALTHCARE IN KENYA

STATE OF HEALTHCARE IN KENYA  KMPDU stands firm in addressing the stark reality that clouds the vision of Universal Healthcare in Kenya. While it’s an admirable goal to provide essential healthcare services to all citizens without financial strain, the current state of our healthcare system paints a different picture. The shortage of qualified healthcare professionals, especially doctors, remains a critical

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KMPDU NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL (NAC) MEETING

KMPDU held a national Advisory Council meeting from 20th -22nd , August 2023, where the state of healthcare in the country was discussed. 10 years post devolution our assessment is that, Universal Health Care will remain a pipe dream if the government does not make  deliberate attempts to make public healthcare work. Issues such as inadequate health workforce and medical

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EMBU COUNTY DOCTORS’ KAMKUNJI

EMBU DOCTORS’ KAMKUNJI TIME FOR ACTION! On Monday the 7th of August 2023, KMPDU joined Embu doctors for a Kamkunji session to discuss critical issues affecting its members. There exists a deplorable state of healthcare where doctors are not supported to offer services, no drugs, no equipment, no lab reagents, and medical supplies. Embu Doctors are being subjected to injustices

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WELLNESS AD-HOC COMMITTEE

Wellness Ad-hoc committee Mental health awareness is crucial for healthcare workers in Kenya, given the unique challenges they face on the front lines. These dedicated professionals work tirelessly and witness distressing scenarios daily, putting them at risk of burnout, stress, anxiety, and depression. That’s why we at KMPDU (Kenya Medical Practitioners Pharmacists and Dentists’ Union) ,established the Wellness Committee, an

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PRODUCTIVE AND EMPOWERING KAMKUNJI WITH THE DOCTORS OF BOMET.

On the 27th of July 2023, The KMPDU Secretary General, Dr. Davji Atellah, the Branch leaders, and the dedicated doctors of Bomet gathered for a powerful Kamkunji. It was an enriching experience where they collectively addressed pertinent issues affecting KMPDU members. Underscoring the importance of unity and solidarity as a union, we are committed to standing together in the face

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