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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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China-Africa Health Forum Adopts Cape Town Declaration

October 2015 focac; Chinese and African health officials on Tuesday adopted the Cape Town Declaration which outlines the objectives for future cooperation in health development. This emerged after the ministers in charge of health affairs in China and African countries, met in Cape Town for the 2nd Ministerial Forum of …

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GHANA: MP Cuts Sod for Ultra-Modern Maternity Clinic

October 2015 theChronicle; The people of Haatso and the Sarah Adwoa Safoaa Safoin the Greater Accra Region finally get an ultra-modern maternity clinic and National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) offices, as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the area, Sarah Adwoa Safoaa Safo, has cut the sod for the commencement …

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MALAWI: Copua Says Proposed Law On Abortion Restrictive

October 2015 manaonline; Chairperson of the Coalition for Prevention of Unsafe Abortion (COPUA), Godfrey Kangaude has said the proposed law on abortion is a positive development although it was still restrictive.  Speaking after the Special Law Commission presented their proposed law on abortion to various stakeholders during a workshop held …

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