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Ouma Oluga missive to doctors; Let us be angry and frustrated and disappointed

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Good morning Colleagues,

I hope you are well.

I’m aware you are all angry, frustrated and disappointed. You should be. The tens of millions of Kenyans who depend on Public Health facilities are too. I’m too.

Ironically, even those who can and should take action and make a difference for our country are equally angry, frustrated and disappointed. Read the rest of this entry

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Kenya’s emergency medical services need major work

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Kenyan student doctors perform a drill during a strike to demand fulfilment of a 2013 agreement between doctors’ union and the government.
Reuters/Thomas Mukoya

Benjamin Wachira, Aga Khan University Hospital

Kenya’s striking doctors are telling their horror stories on social media using the hashtag – #MyBadDoctorExperience. Many relate to emergency situations and how doctors are suffering from having to deal with poorly staffed and under-equipped hospitals. The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner asked Benjamin Wachira about the state of the country’s emergency medical services and what can be done to improve them. The Conversation

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