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04 April 2019
Kenya’s National Health Insurance Fund is undergoing reform, and the government has called on an independent panel of experts to assist. The objective is for the country to progress to universal health coverage. The main issue must be the building of a strong public health system, putting people over profit.
23 May 2018
PSI has contacted the Kenyan government regarding the trade union rights situation in the country and the creation of an inter-ministerial committee on education reform. We encourage affiliates to send protest letters to the government, asking them to deal with these two matters urgently.
9 May, 2018 to 10 May, 2018
PSI affiliates in the health and social services sector will gather in Nairobi on 9-10 May 2018 to launch the Health for All in East Africa campaign. This will be the culmination of a 2-day workshop which will also mark the formation of the East African Health Sector Unions Network.
4 May, 2018 to 5 May, 2018
The Africa Non-Academic, Academic and Research Workers Educational Network (ANARWEN) meeting is being held at the Meridian hotel in Nairobi (Kenya) on 4-5 May 2018. The meeting aims at fostering and building solidarity towards enhancing trade union rights, fighting PPPs in the education sector and providing a platform for sharing best practices, including challenges facing the education sector in this region.
14 August 2017
There has been a renewed surge of the cholera outbreak in Kenya, with 146 persons affected at an international conference in June and a further 146 at the China Trade Fair in July. The current epidemic commenced on 10 October 2016 at the Tana county, but had been brought under control by the end of the first quarter of 2017.
30 November 2016
Everline Aketch, NUEI, Uganda, and a member of the PSI Education Support and Cultural Workers’ coordinating committee, represented PSI at a global meeting on privatization in education and human rights, held in Nairobi, Kenya, 5-11 September 2016.
01 August 2016
The Energy Network meeting, held on 18th and 19th July 2016, at Ngong Hills Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, comprised of representatives from Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, and PSI sub-regional office came up with the following:
02 June 2016
The United Kingdom’s controversial support for commercial, low-cost private schools in developing countries has been questioned by a UN Committee on children’s rights. The UK Department for International Development’s support for the for-profit primary and pre-primary school chain, Bridge International Academies (BIA) was singled out as a particular concern.