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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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MALAWI: NRB Takes Birth Registration to Health Facilities

October 2015 MalawiNewsAgency; Registration of new born babies in Blantyre for birth certificate processing will be made easier following the involvement of surveillance assistants and health personnel in the exercise in all health facilities in the district effective this year. Assistant Registrar of NRB for Blantyre, George Chitsonga disclosed this …

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LIBERIA: U.S.$1.7 Billion to Build Resilient Health System

October 2015 LiberianObserver; Authorities of the Ministry of Health (MOH) have disclosed a seven-year (2015-2021) plan to develop a resilient health system at the cost of US$1.7 billion. The plan is part of government’s efforts to improve the health status of the Liberian population. One of the delegates at the …

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MOZAMBIQUE: Assembly Unanimously Passes Bill On Nursing

October 2015 MozambiqueNewsAgency: The Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on Thursday unanimously approved a government bill to set the Order of Nurses, as the body that will represent the nursing profession. Unlike the existing Mozambican Nursing Association (ANEMO), which is a voluntary trade union, membership in the order …

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Report Shows Rising Antibiotic Resistance

October 2015 SciDevNet; Antibiotic resistance leading to life-threatening infections has grown globally to startling levels, a new report and an online tool show. The US-based Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP) released a comprehensive report, State of the world’s antibiotics, 2015, this month (17 September) that examines antibiotic …

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SOUTH AFRICA: How to Fix Mpumalangas Broken Health System

October 2015 Health24; Mpumalanga Health MEC Gillion Mashego should step down with immediate effect. That is the call from the DA in the province who said MEC Mashego has failed to show decisive leadership in his department and under his watch, the condition of the health department has reached crisis …

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