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ALGERIA: New Bill On Health Is Modern, Consensual

October aps; The new bill on health, which will be examined Tuesday in the meeting of the Council of ministers, is “modern and consensual,” affirmed Saturday, in Oran, Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Abdelmalek Boudiaf. In a statement to PAS, Boudiaf underlined that this bill, which will be …

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ZIMBABWE: New Health Television Channel for Medical Centres

September 2016 thestandard;  Harare entrepreneur Tompson Dube Matambo has established a health television channel for local health institutions. The channel called Health TV has programmes that keeps viewers engaged with up to date health information that include exercise routines, healthy recipes and tips and how to manage common conditions, among …

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ZIMBABWE: Pari, Social Welfare On Collision Course

September 2016 TheHerald; The Department of Social Welfare owes Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals over $3 million in unpaid hospital bills, prompting the institution to deny patients access to treatment, disadvantaging hundreds who cannot afford medical costs, The Herald has learnt. This came to light on Wednesday when two boys from …

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NIGERIA: Nigeria Approves New Health Policy

September 2016 premiumtimesng; The Emergency National Council on Health meeting held in Abuja, Thursday, approved the National Health Policy document. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, announced the approval of the document after deliberations by the council members. The National Health Policy is a comprehensive health document that spells out …

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ZIMBABWE: U.S.$3,5 Million Shot in the Arm for Hospitals

September 2016 TheHerald; Government has, through Treasury Bills secured $3,5 million to buy drugs for public health institutions, Health and Child Care Minister Dr David Parirenyatwa, has said. This comes in the wake of an acute shortage of critical drugs in most public health institutions. Dr Parirenyatwa said the move …

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SOUTH AFRICA:Early Birth Registration Improves Service Delivery

September 2016 SAnews; Limpopo Health MEC Dr Phophi Ramathuba has urged parents to register their babies at birth with the Department of Home Affairs to help government in its planning so it can better deliver services to communities. MEC Ramathuba visited Seshego Hospital in Polokwane on Wednesday on a media tour …

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NIGERIA: 95% of Medical Labs are Manned By Quacks

August 2016 vanguardngr; The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria, MLSCN, has said that about 95 per cent of the medical laboratories in some hospitals in Nigeria, as well as private medical laboratories that are scattered throughout Nigeria are manned by quacks and unqualified medical laboratory scientists. This was disclosed …

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