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Revealed: Secrets of the Kenya-Cuba doctors deal

What you need to know:

  • Members of the more than 7,400 volunteer Cuban health professionals have been deployed to more than 27 countries, including Kenya.
  • The deal that was signed between Kenya and Cuba commits Kenyans to paying an estimated Sh1 million every month for each of the 100 Cuban doctors.
  • Keeping one Cuban doctor in Kenya, therefore, costs close to Sh1 million, which translates to Sh1.2 billion for the 100 of them, for a year.

When in early July Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said 20 Cuban doctors from the Henry Reeve Medical Brigade had been deployed to Kenya to help the country cope with the Covid-19 pandemic, he did not give the finer details.

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