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SOUTH AFRICA: NHI Roll-Out to Cost an Additional R33 Billion

October 2019 SANews; The rollout of the much-anticipated National Health Insurance (NHI) will require an addition R33 billion annually from the 2025/26 financial year. This was revealed in the National Treasury’s adjusted estimates of the national expenditure document released at the tabling of the 2019 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement …

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Does drinking urine have any real health benefits?

October 2019 MedicalNews; There is no evidence that drinking urine offers any health benefits. While most people experience no serious harm from drinking urine, there are some risks. A person may drink urine by accident or intentionally. Various cultures have consumed urine for religious or health reasons for millennia. In the …

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KENYA: Sh8 billion Kenyatta University hospital opened

October 2019 TheStandard; Jomo Kenyatta University Referral and Research Hospital will be opening its doors to patients today after Health CS Cicily Kariuki assessed the facility last Friday.The ultra-modern health facility is expected to provide specialized treatment alongside training and research and it will commence services on oncology, trauma, renal, …

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MSF demands Johnson & Johnson reduce price of lifesaving TB drug

October 2019 MSF; Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has launched a global campaign calling on pharmaceutical corporation Johnson & Johnson (J&J) to lower the price of its anti-tuberculosis medicine bedaquiline to no more than US$1 per day for people everywhere who need it, in order to allow scale-up of drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB) treatment …

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