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LIBERIA:Health System Improvement Paramount

November 2014 TheNews; Health Minister-designate George K. Werner has spoken of plans to have the health sector of the country improved as a means of addressing curable diseases. Mr. Werner, former Director General of the Civil Service Agency made the disclosure when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Health …

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Premature birth biggest killer

November 2014 BBCnews; A study in the Lancet shows it accounts for more than one million deaths per year – mostly in the developing world. The complications of childbirth accounted for another 720,000 deaths a year. Being born too soon – when the lungs, brain and other organs have not …

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SOUTH AFRICA: Health System Shuns Asylum Seekers

November 2014 IRIN; When Elise M’s* 18-year-old daughter tried to kill herself with an overdose of pills last year, the ambulance that Elise called took them to nearby South Rand Hospital, in the Johannesburg suburb of Rosettenville. But nurses at the hospital refused to admit her. “They pointed to a …

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NAMIBIA:Doctor Acquitted in Negligence Hearing

November 2014 NewEraNewspaper; A medical doctor implicated in the death of 40-year-old Juliana Kleophas and her baby in the Katutura hospital maternity ward in May 2012 was acquitted of all the charges laid against her. Dr Albertina Amupala, 32, appeared before the Medical and Dental Council of the Health Professions …

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Liberian Ebola Prisoner in Kenya

October 2014 FrontpageAfrica; “I’m pregnant, but was made to sleep on a hard bench, it’s not even a bed, for over 24 hours without food, water or anything, can you imagine, this is the room, that’s the toilet, this is me.” – Monique Tata Allison In the past week, the …

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