Kenya Requires 50,000 Nurses

KENYA has a deficit of 50,000 health workers, Kenya Medical Training College Board chairman Philip Kaloki has said.

He said 50 per cent of the 6,500 health workers who graduate at Kenya Medical Training College each year, leave for greener pastures outside the country.

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Legal boon for local medical supplies sector

The Government has promised to enforce the law requiring suppliers to source 40 per cent of their goods from the local market, a move that could see a huge growth in the pharmaceutical sector. This comes at a time the Health Ministry has set aside more than Sh43 billion for the procurement of medical facilities in the country.

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Shelter Afrique Boost Kenya Medical Association Housing plan

Pan African housing and habitat development financier Shelter Afrique has extended a Sh740 million development loan to Kenya Medical Association Housing Co-operative for the construction of 160 housing units in Mtwapa, Mombasa County. 

The five year loan will be priced at 13.5 percent.  Speaking at the loan signing ceremony, Shelter Afrique Acting Managing Director Mr. Yekini Olayanju said that the funds are earmarked to co-finance the development of project.

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New Medical Equipment Taken to Mpeketoni Hospital

MEDICAL equipment worth Sh11 million was yesterday delivered at the Mpeketoni District Hospital.

The facilities which the county government was planning to buy three months ago arrived earlier than expected to help with the emergency cases at the facility after the Sunday night attack.

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