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    Chiwenga instills order, discipline in long-troubled health sector

    ZIMBABWE Government wants to outlaw industrial action by health workers through amendments to the Health Services Act, as Health and Child Care Minister Constantino Chiwenga asserts his military-style authority in a sector that only last year threatened to throw the nation into turmoil. Chiwenga, a former commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, is also the State Vice President but was…

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    New law bars doctors, nurses from strike… Offenders face 3 years in jail

    GOVERNMENT has gazetted a law that prohibits doctors and nurses working in public health institutions from going on strike for an uninterrupted period spanning more than three days. In addition, all medical professionals will be required by law to provide care to patients in a medical emergency or needing critical or intensive care during a legal collective job action. Any…

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    Kenyan doctors on strike over poor pay, lack of PPE

    KENYA on Monday witnessed a health care crisis after doctors in the East African nation downed their tools, protesting lack of protective gear and inadequate benefits. The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union has accused the government of neglecting them, and putting their lives at risk. Chairman Chibanzi Mwachonda said the government has disregarded the welfare, safety and health…

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