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USA: Latest Obamacare Folly: The 80% Standard

November 2013 YahooNews; Since it’s the holiday shopping season, imagine for a moment that Amazon (AMZN) could only fulfill your purchase requests 80% of the time. If their servers were overloaded, you’d get a message inviting you to come back later. Amazon would even offer to send you an alert …

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ZAMBIA:More Nurses Join Strike As Action Spreads

November 2013 ; Nurses at the Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital have joined their colleagues at the University Teaching Hospital by downing tools following government’s failure to meet their demands. The nurses at the University Teaching Hospital have continued their strike action despite Health Minister Joseph Kasonde ordering them to go …

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NIGERIA:’Conflicting Data, Bane of Efficient Health System’

November 2013 ThisDay; The multiplicity of conflicting data on health by various agencies is a major impediment to an effective and efficient health care delivery system in the country. Director, Disease Control and Immunisation, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Emmanuel Abanida said resolving the conflict in the …

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NIGERIA:Private Doctors Seek Review of Health Sector Funding

November 2013  Vanguard; Private medical doctors under the auspices of the Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria, AGPMPN, Lagos Apapa Zone, have called for the review and appropriate funding of the country’s health sector with a view to enhancing efficiency as well as guarantee patients access to …

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NIGERIA: Private Sector Perspectives in Family Planning

November 2013 ShopsProject; The time is now to build and sustain momentum for family planning to become institutionalized in the public and private health sectors in Nigeria. Every household must be positioned to make an informed choice on number of children they will have. All stakeholders must be positioned to …

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Why Political Commitment to Immunisation Matters

October 2013 GaviAlliance; Lord Boateng of the UK Parliament helped kick-off the Mid-Term Review meeting by hosting a panel discussion exploring the importance of parliamentary commitment to immunisation- among MPs in donor and implementing countries Cross-party commitment Lord Boateng, MP, United Kingdom Parliament: “GAVI crosses all political boundaries. We come …

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