Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Kenya Doctors End Strike After Signing Deal With Government

Doctors in Kenya have agreed to end a 100-day strike that has paralysed the country's public health system. Union officials representing thousands of striking medical workers have signed an agreement with government officials in the capital, Nairobi.

The doctors are to receive increased allowances as negotiations over other issues continue.

The doctors have been demanding higher wages and better working conditions and say more doctors need to be hired.

About 2,500 public health institutions were affected by the strike.


A number of patients are reported to have died from a lack of medical care during the walkout.

"We are grateful that this dark page in the history of our country has come to an end," Health Minister Cleopa Mailu said at the signing of the deal.

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