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ZIMBABWE: Digitisation for Health Sector

April TheHerald; GOVERNMENT is making strides in addressing the low doctor-to-patient ratio in rural clinics and hospitals through the effective digitalisation of the country’s healthcare system allowing urban-based doctors to be consulted in rural areas. This comes as over 25 medical doctors and engineers from different health institutions have been …

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ZIMBABWE:Door-to-Door HIV Testing On Target

March 2016 TheHerald; THE Biomedical Research and Training Institute says it has tested nearly half of the 30 000 people it targeted for its ground-breaking door-to-door HIV testing. The HIV survey started in October last year. Addressing stakeholders attending the Matabeleland South provincial launch of the Zimbabwe Population based HIV …

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SOUTH SUDAN: Hospitals Targeted Across South Sudan

March 2016 AlJazeera; The aid worker could only watch as hundreds of survivors of an attack on the Malakal Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in South Sudan frantically looted the only surgical facility for hundreds of miles. The 48,000 residents of the UN camp’s sea of metal shelters had sought …

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NIGERIA: Expert Seeks More IVF Centres to Boost Reproductive Health

March 2016 Guardian; A renowned scholar and university teacher, Prof. Osato Giwa-Osagie, has tasked the public sector to establish more in-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), training centres in public hospitals across the country. This, he said, would help in addressing and reducing issues related with reproductive health that has plagued women in …

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Get Pragmatic to Tackle Mental Health Stigma

March 2016 SciDevNet; In 2008, Liza (name changed) moved to Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital, from her rural home town where she had been gang-raped by armed forces. She left traumatised and terrified. The event changed her life completely. Not only did she contract HIV from the rape, Liza also became severely …

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