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Elders to benefit from agency’s peace project

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  • In what could pave the way for their compensation, the Chief Cohesion Officer at the National Cohesion and Integration Commission Elmelda Mogoi said plans are underway to institutionalise the role of community elders due to the big responsibility they have in society
  • She pointed out that there is need to step up campaigns that encourage national cohesion and integration for the sake of peace and development

By DENNIS LUBANGA

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In Turkana, one nurse is also the doctor for 3,000 villagers

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  • On a typical working day, Edward, who works seven days a week, opens the health centre at 7am.

  • The reality is that he works alone and long forgot the luxury of work-free weekends.

  • The public institution uses the equipment donated by the Safaricom Foundation.

Loreng’elup is a small village in Turkana East, sitting about 60 kilometres from Lodwar Town, the county headquarters.

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Health workers’ strike taking toll on HIV patients

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  • According to Mr Koome, 60 per cent of people infected with the virus fail to receive the anti-retroviral drugs every time health workers go on strike.

HIV patients are bearing the brunt of the ongoing strike in the public health sector, the National Aids Control Council says.

The patients have missed or defaulted on taking their life-prolonging drugs as doctors and nurses in public hospitals boycott work in protest over unpaid salaries, Nacc Regional Coordinator Julius Koome said on Tuesday.