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How to hinder tuberclosis control; five easy steps

July 2014 LSHTMBlog; Tuberculosis (TB) control remains an important global issue, with 8.6 million TB cases reported by the World Health Organization in 2012 and 1.3 million deaths from the disease. Over 95% of tuberculosis deaths occur in low-and-middle-income countries. Writing in an article for The Lancet, the School’s Dr …

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ZIMBABWE: Scrap Maternal Fees, Say MPs

July 2014 TheHerald; The National Assembly resumed sitting yesterday after a month long adjournment, with female legislators calling for the scrapping of maternal fees in health institutions. Legislators across the political divide called upon the Government to implement the policy that it adopted to scrap maternal fees. Goromonzi West MP …

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NIGERIA:Unending Doctors’ Strikes

July 2014 Vanguard; SADLY, the current doctors’ strike, like the series of strikes that preceded it, would not change anything. The reason is simple – it is not based on sustainable principles. Doctors want improvements on their welfare, not even facilities for their work. More indefinite strikes would occur as …

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