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GHANA:Malaria Care Improves With Cash

April 2013 AllAfrica; A question had been nagging at Ghanaian researcher Alexander Nartey. Since Ghana’s government had made health insurance available to the country’s poor to ease the burden of health care, why were so many people still paying cash, including those seeking basic treatment for malaria? The Ghanaian government …

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Uganda:Maternal mortality rate rises

April 2013 NewVision; Maternal mortality rates have risen again to 438 mothers per 100,000 live births instead of dropping further, making the targeted 131 deaths per 100,000 by 2015 a distant dream. Acting director of the population secretariat Charles Zirarema said the numbers of mothers dying from the mostly preventable …

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Mengo in new treatment drive- Uganda

April 2013 The Observer; The Katikkiro of Buganda, John Baptist Walusimbi, yesterday officially opened the free immunization and treatment campaign at the Kabaka’s palace (Lubiri-Mengo) to formally start a week of celebrations to mark Kabaka Muwenda Mutebi’s 58th birthday festivities. The campaign follows an invitation from the Kabaka to hospitals …

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Father’s use of parental leave:What do we know

April 2013 UNU; Parental leave is a work-life reconciliation instrument with greatpotential to bring about a more equal distribution of paid and unpaidwork between men and women. However, policy evaluation studiesreveal that simply making parental leave available to men as an op-tion does not lead to a marked increase in …

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