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FIRST CASE OF CORONA VIRUS DISEASE CONFIRMED IN NIGERIA

February 2020 ncdc; The Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case in Lagos State, Nigeria. The case, which was confirmed on the 27th of February 2020, is the first case to be reported in Nigeria since the beginning of the outbreak in China in January 2020. …

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KENYA: NHIF – Medical Fraud Rampant in Counties

February 2020 DailyNation; Medical fraud in counties now tops the list of scams against the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), the State agency has revealed. The scam involves healthcare providers claiming to have performed various procedures during surgeries when in fact they did not. An internal assessment by NHIF reveals …

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Rwanda recalls Kenyan-made antibiotic over quality

February 2020 BusinessDaily; Rwanda has recalled two batches of the Azithromycin antibiotic imported from Kenya following multiple complaints from users. The antibiotic is used to treat bacterial infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia; sexually transmitted diseases; as well as infections of the ears, lungs, skin and throat. It is manufactured …

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