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NIGERIA: Lagos to Begin Health Insurance Scheme 2017

November 2016 PremiumTimes; The Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, on Monday said the much-awaited Health Insurance Scheme of the state would commence in early 2017. He expressed the government’s readiness to partner with key players in the sector to use insurance to grow the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Lagos. …

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SUDAN: Medicine prices expected to double in Sudan

November 2016 DabangaSudan; Prices for drugs are expected to double in the wake of the recent economic decisions. Fuel prices soared after the government liberalised the fuel market. El Fasher and Ed Daein immediately witnessed significant price rises in transportation. The owners of pharmacies in the capital Khartoum expect medicine …

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SUDAN: Pharmacists strike in Sudanese capital tomorrow

November 2016 DabangaSudan; About 200 pharmacies in Khartoum will close their doors on Saturday from 9 am until 5 pm, in protest against the decision of the Central Bank of Sudan to free the exchange rate of the US Dollar for the import of medicines. The Sudanese Committee of Pharmacists …

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SUDAN: More Than 10 Medics, 25 SCP Leaders Held Incommunicado

November 2016 ; DabangaSudan; The 14 medical doctors detained incommunicado by Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) since 31 October may be subjected to torture, says the African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS). At least 49 other doctors participating in the strike across Sudan have been summoned by …

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SOUTH AFRICA: Gauteng Health On Reduction of Neonatal Deaths

November 2016 SANews; The Gauteng Department of Health is pleased with progress being made in reducing neonatal deaths at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital. For the period January to October this year the hospital recorded 287 deaths which is slightly less compared to deaths in the past three years: 2013 …

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