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Uganda Launches Mandatory HIV testing

Feb 2013, by Francis Kogolo: All people who seek treatment in public health centres across the country will undergo mandatory HIV testing under a new plan to increase access to HIV prevention and treatment, the health ministry has announced.  Under the multimillion dollar programme codenamed ‘provider-initiated testing’, HIV counseling and …

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Health Insurance can we solve the Puzzle.

Feb 2013: Uganda. Twice, the government has attempted to launch a compulsory health insurance scheme. Carol Natukunda weighs the cons and pros of the proposed scheme. Last week, the health minister in charge of general duties Sarah Kataike Ndoboli raised the contentious health insurance debate again. She said Uganda needs …

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UNDP chief urges swift measures against non-communicable diseases

11 February 2013 London — UNDP Administrator Helen Clark called Monday for swift, firm measures to halt a global surge in diseases such as cancer and diabetes, saying they belong “permanently on the global development agenda.” “Failure to curb the growing epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) now will lead to …

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Mozambique: Negotiations Over Doctors’ Strike Under Way

Maputo — The Mozambique Medical Association (AMM) on Monday confirmed that it is negotiating a solution to the current doctors’ strike, now in its second week, with the Ministry of Health – but neither side has given any details about the current state of the negotiations. At a Monday press …

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Is WHO ready for a rising Africa?

By Kristof Decoster On January 31, 2013 · On January 22nd, Lancet editor and Twitter afficionado Richard Horton was in a rather grumpy mood.   He was attending the  132nd WHO Executive Board meeting in Geneva and, being Richard Horton, he obviously had a number of incisive questions and blunt comments …

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GHANA:Your Rights As a Patient in Seeking Health Care

November 2013 TheChronicle; Health care is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Health care is delivered by practitioners in medicine, optometry, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, allied health, and other care providers. It refers to the work done in providing primary care, secondary care, and tertiary care, as well as in public health. Primary …

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