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The Power of Crazy Ideas

December 2013  GatesFoundation; I spent last week at the Global Health Supply Chain Summit in Ethiopia, mingling and mixing with logisticians, academics, private sector distribution experts, and ministry of health representatives, all talking about the important and complicated process of getting health products to the people who need them. Global …

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End of line for hard to detect Malaria

December 2013 SciDevNet; A low-cost, portable device that can detect malaria in people who show no symptoms is soon to be tested in Africa.This ‘mobile bio-lab’, under development by Dutch company Amplino, aims to help health workers identify asymptomatic malaria sufferers using a sensitive molecular technique.People who show no symptoms, …

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ZIMBAMBWE:Health Transition Fund Brings Smiles to Zaka Community

December 2013 TheStandard; The Health Transition Fund (HTF) has breathed life into the ailing health delivery services in Zaka district, with the local health facilities now getting drugs and equipment. The two main health facilities in the district, Ndanga Hospital and Jichidza Rural Hospital, are now bustling with activity following …

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World Bank sets goal for access to health care

December 2013 YahooNews; Ensuring greater access to affordable health care is a crucial factor in alleviating poverty and promoting economic growth, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Friday in announcing ambitious targets for preventing and treating chronic illnesses in developing countries. About 100 million people are impoverished by medical …

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ZAMBIA:Nurses’ Dismissals Final, Says State

December 2013 TimesofZambia; THE decision to dismiss the nurses, who went on an illegal strike is final, Labour and Social Security Minister Fackson Shamenda has said. Mr Shamenda has also taken a swipe at Zambia Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) secretary general Roy Mwaba’s directive to the Government to reinstate …

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KENYA:Governors, Doctors to Resolve Standoff in 14 Days

November 2013 CapitalFM; A meeting of key players in the health sector on Tuesday agreed that unions, governors and the ministry be given two weeks to resolve the impasse arising from the devolution of medical services. The consultative meeting of stakeholders that was chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta at State …

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