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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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USA:Expect your health insurance costs to rise in 2017

August cnbc; You’ll pay a little more for your workplace health insurance plan next year. Health insurance premiums will increase by 5 percent in 2017 for employees, according to a recent study from the National Business Group on Health, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that represents large employers. That’s about on par with …

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NAMIBIA: Cats Feed On Human Flesh At Windhoek Central Hospital

August Namibian; FERAL cats have invaded the Windhoek Central Hospital, forcing the management to keep bags containing amputated body parts in cages. FERAL cats have invaded the Windhoek Central Hospital, forcing the management to keep bags containing amputated body parts in cages. The health ministry has had to capture some of the …

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