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NIGERIA: 90 Percent of Nigerians Lack Health Insurance – Buhari

January 2016 DailyTrust; President Muhammadu Buhari says 9 out of 10 Nigerians are not “covered by any kind of health insurance or risk protection mechanism.” The president who disclosed this yesterday while inaugurating the Model Primary Health Care Centre for Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria at Kuchigoro Primary Health Centre …

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ZIMBABWE: ’20 Percent Zim Women Give Birth At Home’

January 2016 TheHerald; About 20 percent of Zimbabwean births over the past five years occurred at home, statistics which experts have described as unacceptably high. According to the recently-released Zimbabwe Demographic Health Survey (ZDHS), institutional deliveries stood at an average of 77 percent. “Seventy-seven percent of live births in the …

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SUDAN: Striking Medics Dismissed From Northern Sudan Hospital

December RadioDabanga; An academic hospital in northern Sudan has dismissed eighteen lab technicians who participated in a strike staged against the deteriorating working environment. Ten others were stopped from entering the hospital. Doctors of the Meck Nimir hospital in Shendi, River Nile, have denounced the dismissal of their colleagues. The …

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