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The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

2015: “Doc­tors in the public sec­tor are poorly paid. The end re­sult is that most doc­tors only work for the gov­ern­ment to ful­fill their in­tern­ship re­quire­ments while keep­ing their eye on Aus­tralia, the USA, United King­dom, or South Africa as their next des­ti­na­tion.”

“The fact that the Min­istry of Health has been un­able to solve this ex­tant chal­lenge since In­de­pen­dence is proof that health sec­tor hu­man re­sources, par­tic­u­larly doc­tors, have never been treated as a pri­or­ity.”

2016:“Many young pro­fes­sion­als shy away from pol­i­tics – and it’s wrong. Our pol­i­tics need new think­ing and new ideas. Busi­ness and en­trepreneur­ship alone will never solve the prob­lems we have as a coun­try.”

2016: “Doc­tors will re­main a scarce re­source in Kenya if we do not ad­dress the key prob­lems that have led to these short­ages. And, with­out any pre­tense, poor salaries and re­mu­ner­a­tion are the ele­phant in the room that the Min­istry of Health and the county gov­ern­ments need to ur­gently ad­dress.”

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