How Cuban doctors deal was ‘hawked’ to Uhuru

Cuban doctors

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe addresses some of the 20 Cuban doctors stationed at the Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital during the launch of the hospital’s Infectious Disease Unit (IDU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) on August 5.

Photo credit: Francis Nderitu | Nation Media Group

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  • This broad memorandum also called for collaboration between Cuba and Kenya to explore investment opportunities for the manufacture of vaccines, ARVs, medical gases and antimalarial medicines.
  • Dr Yumbya adds that there are 228 foreign medics, who, when added to this, take the ratio to one doctor per 5,101 people — way below the one doctor per 1,000 that the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends.

In August 2016, Cuban diplomat Raul Rodriguez Ramos drove to State House in Nairobi to bid farewell to President Kenyatta after his tour of duty. 

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