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INDONESIA: As overseas money dries up, Indonesia develops its own vaccines

February 2015 euractiv; Indonesia has invested heavily in vaccine development through its state-owned pharmaceutical company, Bio Farma. The country suffers growing rates of many infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria and HIV/AIDS.   The Southeastern Asian country benefited from EU development aid for its health sector from the 1980s to January 2014. …

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UGANDA: Mulago CT Scanner Puzzle

February 2015 TheIndependent; Patients, doctors say machine broke down; hospital insists everything is OK As journalists, we often encounter situations that should be straight forward but become quite complicated for no clear reason. One such incident happened recently at the Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala. We got information that …

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KENYA: Why Governors are opposed to Sh38m medical equipment

February 2015 TheStandardNewspaper; In fulfilment of Schedule IV of the Constitution, the 47 County Governments have over the last two years undertaken a phased but sustained strengthening of the six pillars (Leadership and Governance; Service Delivery; Human Resources for Health; Strategic Information; Commodity Security; and Financing) of the Health System …

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Attitude and the 21st century doctor

February 2015 TheLancet; The irrepressibly global nature of health care in the 21st century is more apparent than ever, manifesting not just through outbreaks of infectious diseases and spread of antibiotic resistance, but also through the flourishing of non-communicable diseases and growing planetary problems such as climate change.1 Much attention …

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The TB situation Room

February 2015 TheGlobalFundNews; In the West Wing of the White House in Washington D.C., the Situation Room is a nerve center for intelligence and security matters, fitted with high-tech communications. Created during the presidency of John F. Kennedy in the 1960s, the Situation Room provides decision-makers with a central place …

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