Tanzania is to send 500 doctors to Kenya to help overcome the effects of a strike in public hospitals, the Tanzanian president’s office said on Saturday.
Kenya’s doctors went on strike in public hospitals on Dec. 5 over pay and working conditions.
A deal struck this week opened the way to negotiations to end the strike, but many doctors are still not back at work.
The strike means many public hospitals, already stretched for cash and materials, have had to turn away some patients. The situation threatened to undermine Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta’s bid for a second term this August.