FIRST AIRED: March 15, 2017

Nice work! Enjoy the show!

×

You’re busy. We get it.

Stay on top of the news with our Editor’s Picks newsletter.

US Edition
Intl. Edition
Unsubscribe at any time. One click, it’s gone.

Thanks for signing up!

×

Transcript

00:00:00
>>
MUSIC]
00:00:02
>> 100 days of medical chaos coming to a close in Kenya. Doctors agreeing to end a three month strike in public hospitals after reaching an agreement on pay and working conditions. It grants increased cash allowances, outlines a promotion plan, and protects those who went on strike from retribution.
00:00:22
>> While the strike is over, the dispute may not be, because we need to restore industrial harmony between ourselves and our employers.>> Doctors walked out in early December, demanding authorities implement a 2013 agreement to give them a 150 to 180% pay rise. They rejected an offer of 50% just last week.
00:00:46
Newspaper headlines blared the strike came at an atrocious price for those needing public healthcare, reporting patients died during the stand-off. Private doctors were flooded with those in need, but many Kenyans were unable to afford the fees and couldn't get treatment.>> Yes, there are grievances. We must learn how to resolve them without occasioning pain to other people.
00:01:09
Those 100 days, as we mentioned them as professionals in the health sector, they'll remain black pages in the history of practice of medicine in this country.>> The strikes saw white coated doctors hold street protests outside government offices when union leaders were briefly jailed. A series of corruption scandals bolstered public support for the strike.
00:01:34
Its end providing relief for a government seeking re-election in August.