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Michael Jordan’s Doctor in Kenya in June 2013

On Monday June 10th 2013, the AIC CURE Hospital in Kijabe will have a sports clinic with Dr Brian Cole who is the team Physician for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox. He is a very high caliber sports medicine doctor having been chosen as one of the best Doctors in America from 2004… Continue reading Michael Jordan’s Doctor in Kenya in June 2013

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Cabinet Secretary for Health: Outsider or Insider?

I kind of agree but….. this is Afya house

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The appointment of a seasoned banker as the cabinet secretary (aka Minister) for health has brought with it mixed reactions. The most disappointing for me has been the reaction from doctors, who have basically rejected the nominee, referring to him as an “outsider”. Don’t get me wrong, I am a member of Kenya Medical Association and have the greatest respect for my fellow doctors. But in this case, I beg to differ and declare that they do not speak for me when they say that the docket should by headed by a medical doctor.

I agree with the decision made by the newly elected President and Deputy president; the Ministry requires a manager, and with his vast expertise in this area, I believe Mr. James Macharia is as qualified as they come.  One of the biggest challenges facing the ministry is health financing. Doesn’t it then follow that we would…

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Unhealthy indiscipline

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I was cursing as I took a 40 min bus ride, a distance that would take 20 mins if I was driving, or 10 mins if I was in a matatu (14-seater public service vehicle) in Nairobi. However, I couldn’t help but notice two stark differences; I was NOT hanging onto the seat infront of me for dear life, neither was I fervently praying to arrive at my destination safely (I did that in the morning, in case you were wondering). My mind was at ease enough to drift to other thoughts.

I marvel daily at the discipline I see here; drivers obey traffic rules! They stop at red lights even on a sunday when there is no other car in sight; they stop for pedestrians to cross the road; and even the pedestrians wait patiently for the walk sign and they cross at the designated areas; and passengers queue…

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