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Regional Health Forum Participants Call for New Measures to Reduce Harmful Non-Communicable Diseases Across Africa and the Middle East

October 2016 amediaagency; Scientists, healthcare providers, policymakers and private sector companies met in Dubai for the first ever Middle East and Africa (MEA) Health Forum on ‘Harm Reduction for Healthier Societies’. With a focus on obesity and tobacco, participants at the inaugural forum considered some of the major developments and transformative innovations being adopted …

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SUDAN: Medical Strike in Sudan Expanding

October 2016 RadioDabanga; The strike of medical doctors in Sudan has gained more support as paediatric specialists and surgeons, psychiatrists, and dentists have downed their tools as well. Medics of 90 state hospitals are now on strike. The authorities dispatched life-saving medicines and medical equipment to various hospitals in Khartoum …

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ZIMBABWE:High Costs Drive Patients to India

October 2016 TheHerald; Some medical aid societies are opting to have their members undergo medical procedures in India, instead of Zimbabwe, to evade prohibitive costs. As such, the medical aid societies have contracts with Indians who link them with service providers here. Indian service providers have also identified agencies in …

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European region most sceptical in the world on vaccine safety

October lshtm; Public confidence in vaccines varies widely between countries and regions around the world, and the European region is the most sceptical about vaccine safety, according to the largest ever global survey of confidence in vaccines. With recent disease outbreaks triggered by people refusing vaccination, the authors believe the …

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ALGERIA: New Bill On Health Is Modern, Consensual

October aps; The new bill on health, which will be examined Tuesday in the meeting of the Council of ministers, is “modern and consensual,” affirmed Saturday, in Oran, Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Abdelmalek Boudiaf. In a statement to PAS, Boudiaf underlined that this bill, which will be …

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ZIMBABWE: New Health Television Channel for Medical Centres

September 2016 thestandard;  Harare entrepreneur Tompson Dube Matambo has established a health television channel for local health institutions. The channel called Health TV has programmes that keeps viewers engaged with up to date health information that include exercise routines, healthy recipes and tips and how to manage common conditions, among …

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