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NIGERIA:Doctors Begin Nationwide Strike Wednesday

December 2013 LeadershipNewspaper; The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has directed all medical doctors to commence a nationwide strike on Wednesday December 18, 2013. The strike according to the NMA President, Dr Osahon Enabulele is in recognition of the extremely poor progress in the resolution of the demands of the Nigerian …

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KENYA:Teenagers May Be Allowed to Have HIV Test

December 2013 TheStar; A new HIV-Aids policy wants children from age 16 be allowed to access HIV testing without seeking permission from parents and guardians. The policy launched yesterday aims at reducing the spread of HIV, which was declared a national disaster in 1999. The policy says allowing the youth …

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KENYA:Kilifi to Draft Five-Year Health Master Plan

December 2013 TheStar; Health officials in Kilifi county are developing a master plan to enhance the sector. Most health facilities are in bad condition and require a face lift to meet the demands of the patients in the region. The residents rely on Malindi, Kilifi and Mariakani hopsitals for medical …

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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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