From a dream to a resounding reality: The inception of a doctors union in Kenya

  • AS Mwenda
Keywords: Doctor, union, strike, health workforce, Kenya

Abstract

After two grueling years of determination and resilience, the Kenyan doctors have formed a doctors’ union. The Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union(KMPDU)not only aims at agitating for better terms of service for its members, it also aims to influence the running of the Kenyan health sector and improve health services in Kenya. The union has been fully recognized by the Kenyan government and is engaging the government concerning various health sector policies besides improved terms and working conditions of the doctors in the country.
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