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Healthcare PPPs: a valuable policy option

September 2015 WBGBlog; Public-private partnerships (PPP) in healthcare have sprung up in countries across the world.  A partial glimpse is provided in this map: http://batchgeo.com/map/f94c86d8e23c42491b545fb3b50daa88 Some governments pursue PPPs when frustration with ill-functioning public provision prompts them; not least corrupt practices of public-sector doctors who collect “side payments” from patients. At …

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NIGERIA: State of Medical Centres in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions

September 2015 theguardian; The recent untimely demise of the electrocuted 300-level first class Accountancy student of University of Lagos Akoka, Miss Oluchi Anekwe who was allegedly rushed to the university medical centre alive has raised questions on the state of medical centre in the Nigerian tertiary institutions. It was alleged …

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Parental Doubt Drives Drop in Vaccination

September 2015 SciDevNet; People who reject or defer vaccination, even when life-saving immunisations are available, pose a growing problem in developing countries, the World Health Organization has warned. In a collection of papers published in Vaccine this month (14 August), the UN body raises an alarm about what it calls …

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SIERRA LEONE: World Bank Hails Sierra Leones Ebola Fight

September 2015 StateHouseNews; The new World Bank Country Manager has praised the Government of Sierra Leone for what he described as its “hard move” in the fight against the Ebola virus disease (EVD). Mr. Parminder P.S. Brar registered the Bank’s appreciation during a courtesy call on President Ernest Bai Koroma …

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SIERRA LEONE: ITU Big Data Project to Address Emergency Health Situations

September 2015 ConcordTimes; The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has launched its Big Data Project during a Regional Ministerial Consultative meeting on Ebola, hosted at the Bintumani Conference Center in Freetown last week. The two-day meeting, which brought together Ministers of Health and Sanitation and Information and Communications in the West …

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