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ZIMBABWE: Pari, Social Welfare On Collision Course

September 2016 TheHerald; The Department of Social Welfare owes Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals over $3 million in unpaid hospital bills, prompting the institution to deny patients access to treatment, disadvantaging hundreds who cannot afford medical costs, The Herald has learnt. This came to light on Wednesday when two boys from …

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NIGERIA: Nigeria Approves New Health Policy

September 2016 premiumtimesng; The Emergency National Council on Health meeting held in Abuja, Thursday, approved the National Health Policy document. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, announced the approval of the document after deliberations by the council members. The National Health Policy is a comprehensive health document that spells out …

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ZIMBABWE: U.S.$3,5 Million Shot in the Arm for Hospitals

September 2016 TheHerald; Government has, through Treasury Bills secured $3,5 million to buy drugs for public health institutions, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa, has said. This comes in the wake of an acute shortage of critical drugs in most public health institutions. Dr Parirenyatwa said the move …

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SOUTH AFRICA:Early Birth Registration Improves Service Delivery

September 2016 SAnews; Limpopo Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba has urged parents to register their babies at birth with the Department of Home Affairs to help government in its planning so it can better deliver services to communities. MEC Ramathuba visited Seshego Hospital in Polokwane on Wednesday on a media tour …

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NIGERIA: 95% of Medical Labs are Manned By Quacks

August 2016 vanguardngr; The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria, MLSCN, has said that about 95 per cent of the medical laboratories in some hospitals in Nigeria, as well as private medical laboratories that are scattered throughout Nigeria are manned by quacks and unqualified medical laboratory scientists. This was disclosed …

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EGYPT: Egypt investigates strawberry link to hepatitis A cases in U.S.

August 2016 foodsafetynews; Egypt’s Ministry of Agriculture is investigating the possibility that strawberries being exported to the United States are contaminated with hepatitis A. Ministry spokesman Edi Hawash said media reports from Virginia sparked the inquiry. He said Egypt has not received any official request from any U.S. government agency. Virginia …

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NIGERIA:Health Minister Lauds Fidson on New Factory

August 2016 ThisDay; The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has commended Fidson Healthcare Plc for its newly constructed multi-billion naira state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and reaffirmed federal government’s support for local pharmaceutical manufacturing, saying with the new facility, the company deserves the support and patronage from government and other stakeholders. …

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