News & Analysis: Health workers

Zimbabwe: Sally Mugabe Hospital Midwives Down Tools Over COVID-19 PPE

“Midwives running Sally Mugabe Hospital’s maternity ward have withdrawn their services over lack of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment. The health workers have also blamed health minister and Vice President Constantino Chiwenga for alleged failure to listen to their concerns.”

via New Zimbabwe

Fault Lines between National and County Officials Push Kenyan Health Workers to the Brink

Kenyan health workers are pushing the government to honor agreements made in December, but negotiations have exposed fault lines between county and national officials. John Mbati reports from Nairobi.

via COVID-19 Africa Watch

Mombasa sacks 86 doctors including KPMDU boss Mwachonda

“Mombasa county government has sacked dozens of doctors, including KMPDU boss Chibanzi Mwachonda and senior specialists for refusing to return to work.”

via Daily Nation

Zimbabwe health system at risk due to COVID-19 strain

“Zimbabwe’s health system is at risk of being overwhelmed as a renewed surge in coronavirus infections has caused a shortage of beds and equipment at hospitals.”

via Anadolu Agency

Kenya sacks dozens of striking doctors

“The Kenyan government on Wednesday sacked 86 doctors for their refusal to resume work amid an ongoing strike since December.”

via Anadolu Agency

South Africa: Health workers demand vaccine rollout

“The petition calls on the health department to start by vaccinating frontline health workers, followed by those most at risk including elderly people and people with comorbidities.”

via Daily Maverick

Doctors call off strike after reaching agreement with gov’t

“The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union has now called off their strike following successful engagements with the government through the Health and Labour ministries.”

via Citizen TV

Court orders will not stop us, doctors commence strike amid sack threats (Kenya)

“Doctors on Monday officially began their nationwide strike despite warning that they would be sacked. Union officials while addressing members of the press said despite the warning by the government, they are not ready to back down till their demands are met.”

via The Star

Send off: Mogusu laid to rest in Kisii as doctors down tools

“The 28-year-old succumbed to the coronavirus disease and has since become the poster card of the doctors push for improved working environments.”

via The Star

Kenyan doctors announce nationwide strike starting December 21

“The Kenyan health sector is staring at a potential national crisis after talks between government and doctors to suspend the strike hit a snag.”

via Tuko