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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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KENYA:UK envoy lauds public, private health initiatives

October 2013  CapitalFM;  British envoy to Kenya Christian Turner on Tuesday lauded the collaborative efforts between the private and public health organizations saying they have greatly boosted the improvement of the health sector in Kenya. Turner explained that preventable diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera, pneumonia, measles and tuberculosis that cause …

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Country ownership and the turning point for HIV/AIDS

October 2013  TheLancetGlobalHealth; There is no substitute for either local knowledge or national leadership as the world moves towards the endgame in the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Increased country engagement, or so-called country ownership, in HIV and health programming is central to achieve adequate scale in service delivery, improve the acceptability of …

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UGANDA: Unsafe Abortions Kill 1,500 Women a Year

October 2013  NewVision; Every year, about 1,500 girls in Uganda die from complications resulting from unsafe abortion contributing to the slow progress to reduce the number of women who die due to pregnancy-related complications.   “Abortion is hidden in the heamorrhage and sepsis figures but it is not captured. They …

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USA: It’s Too Late to Delay Obamacare

October 2013 TheAtlantic; Marco Rubio on Monday introduced the “Delay Until Fully Functional Act” to postpone the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate until six months after the government could certify “that the exchange website is fully functional.” Ten Democratic senators have now signed on to a letter, drafted by New Hampshire …

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