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March 2017 GroundUp: Asbestos is a toxic killer. The latest estimate is 194,000 occupational deaths globally in a year. South Africa banned asbestos in 2008. One would think, then, that the country would support a proposal by 12 African states to prevent a handful of countries from continuing to block …

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ZIMBABWE: Govt Hits Back At Junior Doctors

March 2017 TheHerald; Junior doctors who were on strike for the past two weeks, will have to repeat their rotations for three months before they proceed to the next level, the Health and Child Care Ministry has said. In an internal letter dated March 6, 2017 addressed to all hospital …

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SOUTH AFRICA: NHI Fund to be established

February 2017 fin24; Treasury plans to prioritise finalising the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill and it will establish an NHI Fund. This is according to the National Budget which was delivered by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in Parliament on Wednesday. “We are committed to achieving universal health coverage, in line …

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UK: Hospital cuts planned in most of England

February BBC; Hospital services in nearly two-thirds of England could be cut or scaled back, BBC analysis of local plans shows. The proposals are part of a programme to transform the health service and save money across 44 different areas. The BBC found 28 proposals affect hospital care, from full …

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ZIMBABWE: Govt Deploys Army Doctors At Hospitals

February 2017 TheHerald; GOVERNMENT has deployed army doctors in central hospitals to avert a crisis caused by striking junior and senior doctors. Patients were being turned away since last week.Secretary for Health and Child Care Dr Gerald Gwinji said to mitigate the impact of the strike, hospital clinical directors were …

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