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UK: Hospital cuts planned in most of England

February BBC; Hospital services in nearly two-thirds of England could be cut or scaled back, BBC analysis of local plans shows. The proposals are part of a programme to transform the health service and save money across 44 different areas. The BBC found 28 proposals affect hospital care, from full …

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ZIMBABWE: Govt Deploys Army Doctors At Hospitals

February 2017 TheHerald; GOVERNMENT has deployed army doctors in central hospitals to avert a crisis caused by striking junior and senior doctors. Patients were being turned away since last week.Secretary for Health and Child Care Dr Gerald Gwinji said to mitigate the impact of the strike, hospital clinical directors were …

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RWANDA: Govt Mulls HIV Self-Testing Kit

February 2017 TheNewTimes; The Ministry of Health is planning to introduce an HIV self-testing (HIVST) service to supplement existing testing services such as health facility-based or mobile voluntary testing and counselling. HIVST is regarded as an innovative approach that can rapidly increase access to and uptake of HIV testing services, …

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KENYA: Donors cut HIV funds on reports of fraud at Afya

February 2017 BusinessDaily; Donors are cutting funding for HIV/Aids projects in Kenya due to the country’s upgrade to a lower middle income status from least developed country and reports of financial irregularities at the Ministry of Health. The National Aids Control Council (NACC) says the 2015 Kenya’s status change and …

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KENYA: Cancer training ‘key to development

February 2017 DailyNation; Aga Khan University has said its pioneer training for cancer specialists is a step in its achievement of global development goals. The university was the first to train cancer specialists and has now launched a diploma in oncology nursing to be offered by Moi Teaching and Referral …

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KENYA: Mailu reveals details of fight with PS

February 2017 BusinessDaily; Health Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri declined to head a ministerial team that was formed to negotiate an end to the doctors’ strike with jailed officials, his boss Cleopa Mailu told Senators yesterday, highlighting the deep rift among top Afya House officials. Dr Mailu, the Health Cabinet Secretary …

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