Why medical directory was the missing link

The Kenya Medical Directory has been very important. Since the advent of formal medical practice in Kenya, the law expressly prohibited medical service providers and institutions from advertising their services, creating a gap between the providers and the service seekers. PHOTO | FOTOSEARCH

Three decades ago, an ambitious young journalist, Sammy Masara, was privileged to join a government delegation to Bangkok, Thailand, for an economic forum. The avid curiosity in him noted that Thailand had directories for every sector and it dawned on him that Kenya had no such repository easily available to the public.


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