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ZIMBABWE: Minister wants security status for health sector

May 2016 financialgazette; Health and Child Care Minister, David Parirenyatwa, says he is lobbying government to grant the health sector security status which will grant it “preferential treatment” in budgetary allocations. “Once we declare it a security ministry, in other words like what happens in the army and the police, …

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USA: Medical errors now third leading cause of death in United States

May 2016 WashingtonPost; Nightmare stories of nurses giving potent drugs meant for one patient to another and surgeons removing the wrong body parts have dominated recent headlines about medical care. Lest you assume those cases are the exceptions, a new study by patient-safety researchers provides some context. Their analysis, published in the BMJ on Tuesday, …

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SOUTH AFRICA: New partnership to spur drug innovation in Africa

April 2016 UCTNews; A strategic partnership between UCT’s Drug Discovery and Development Centre (H3D) and Janssen Pharmaceutica NV will identify and address advanced drug development in Africa and build understanding of how different African populations metabolise drugs.  The new partnership will target drugs aimed at diseases such as tuberculosis and …

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BRAZIL: GIL 2016 Brazil Summit Unravels Pioneering Business Models and New Revenue Streams for the Brazilian Healthcare Market

April 2016 ; Frost & Sullivan’s Transformational Health Think Tank will introduce Innovative Practices, Digital Advances and the Convergence of Healthcare and Technology SAO PAULO, April 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — As the Brazilian Healthcare industry is going through a disruptive phase, local and global business requirements will accelerate market trends …

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NIGERIA: CHR Urges Timely Release of Routine Immunization Fund

April 2016 Daprinceinfo; Stakeholders in the health sector have called on Bauchi state government to ensure timely release of Routine Immunization (RI) allocated fund. The call was made during a meeting organized for stakeholders on RI Budget scorecard in Bauchi. Community Health and Research Initiative (CHR) in collaboration with Bauchi …

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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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