NHIF: Cotu accused of inciting workers [Kenya]

Author: Dave Opiyp, Daily Nation (Kenya), Published on: 29 September 2010

The government has hit out at Kenya workers' body for inciting its membership against paying the new National Hospital Insurance Fund charges. The Central Organisation of Trade Unions Secretary General Francis Atwoli has been told to stop politicising the matter, which will enable many poor Kenyans have access to improved health care...Mr Atwoli has pointed to political interference in the case because the NHIF rates were revised without adequate consultations...The [interim] report [on the performance needs assessment prepared by the Ministry for Medical Services]...recommends the reduction in educational and occupational segregation, sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination which continues to threaten gender equity in health care training.

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