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Open data underpins equality

November 2015 SciDevNet; Open data is entering a phase of consolidation and creation of services and policies for development, meaning it is increasingly being put to use to help people, a UK conference has heard. Conference participants agreed that open data is becoming more useful to policymakers after an initial …

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ZIMBABWE: Govt Revives Interest in National Health Scheme

November 2015 TheHerald; Government has revived interest in coming up with a National Health Insurance Scheme that it says would facilitate universal healthcare cover for the majority of Zimbabweans. It contends that only 10 percent of Zimbabweans are covered by medical aid societies, yet the National Health Insurance Scheme would …

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CAMBODIA: Cambodian on trial for infecting more than 100 with HIV

October 2015 YahooNews; An unlicensed medical practitioner who infected more than 100 villagers in northwestern Cambodia with HIV by reusing unclean needles went on trial Tuesday, facing three charges including murder, his lawyer said.   Yem Chhrin faces up to life in prison if found guilty of murder, intentionally spreading …

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