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GHANA: Doctors Strike Paralyses Ghanas Public Health

August 2015 DailyTrust; Following a majority decision by members of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) to extend its strike for two more weeks, the crisis in the health sector has deepened. Member of the GMA at the weekend voted to extend their strike action further by two weeks at a …

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Healthcare IT is Like the Plane that Doesn’t Crash

August 2015 HavardNews; When it comes to information technology, the health care industry is “clearly lagging behind,” according to Ashish Jha, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s K.T. Li Professor of International Health. We live in an era when anyone with a smartphone can host a business meeting, deposit …

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How to fill the void of evidence for everyday practice?

August 2015 BMJBlogs; Some even most (depending on how you measure it) of what doctors do lacks strong evidence. Even when evidence exists it often doesn’t seem to be relevant to doctors—because their patients or their circumstances are so different from those in the trials that produce the evidence. This is …

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GHANA: Doctors threaten enmasse resignations

August 2015 TheAfricaReport; At least 4,000 public sector medical doctors across Ghana have quit their consulting rooms indefinitely, threatening to carry out mass resignations if the government fails to improve their conditions of service. Ghana Medical Association (GMA) in a statement outlined how they would proceed with their industrial action, …

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NAMIBIA: Health Ministry Enacts Special Fund for Patients

August 2015 NewEra; The special fund to finance the treatment of state patients with special medical conditions, which cannot be treated at any state health facility, has been enacted. The annoucement was made by the public relations officer in the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Ester Paulus, on Friday. …

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MOZAMBIQUE: Health Ministry Issues New List of Essential Medicines

August 2015 MozambiqueNewsAgency; The Mozambican Health Ministry on Monday issued a new list of essential medicines, which eliminates the import of over 90 types of drugs. Announcing the new list, Health Minister Nazira Abdula, cited by the independent television station STV, said “the selection, acquisition, distribution and administering of medicines, …

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