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SOUTH AFRICA: Gauteng Health On Reduction of Neonatal Deaths

November 2016 SANews; The Gauteng Department of Health is pleased with progress being made in reducing neonatal deaths at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital. For the period January to October this year the hospital recorded 287 deaths which is slightly less compared to deaths in the past three years: 2013 …

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LIBERIA:Doctors Threaten ‘Strike Action’ Over Arrears

November 2016 DailyObserver; A 72-hour ultimatum, beginning today (Tuesday), has been extended to the government to pay doctors their two-month’s arrears, including the regularization of their salary payments, to avoid a planned strike action at the end of the request, which starts on Friday. In a consensus meeting yesterday on …

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MAURITIUS: National Health Accounts Being Institutionalised in Mauritius

November 2016 GovernmentofMauritius; The National Health Accounts (NHA), an internationally accepted tool for summarising, describing, and analysing the financing of national health systems, are in the process of institutionalisation in Mauritius. The institutionalisation of NHA entails conducting the estimation of health expenditures on a regular and sustained basis. It is …

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ISRAEL: Zika case discovered in central Israel

November 2016 IsraelHealthNews; The Health Ministry has announced that the Rishon LeZion municipality will be spraying pesticides in a 4,000-square-meter wide radius around the home of an infected Zika patient, in an attempt to stop the deadly virus from spreading. Zika has been known to cause both microcephaly and malformed …

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