WORLD NEWS

Antibiotics Benefit Few Malnourished Kids

March 2016 SciDevNet; Children with acute malnutrition should not routinely receive antibiotics – as is currently recommended by the World Health Organization to prevent infection – according to a study. The study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine earlier this month (4 February), found that undernourished children receiving …

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ZIMBABWE: Maternal Deaths Decline At Harare Hospital

March 2016 herald; Sixtynine mothers died while giving birth last year at Harare Central Hospital and Government is making serious efforts to reduce maternal mortality in the country, an official has said. Officially opening the newly refurbished maternity ward at Harare Central Hospital, vice chairperson of the hospital’s management board, …

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SOUTH AFRICA: Reaching for Zero Discrimination in Healthcare

March 2016 southafricalitigationcentre; 1 March is Zero Discrimination Day, a day to celebrate diversity and strengthen our resolve for inclusive societies free from discrimination and inequality. The impact of stigma and discrimination has been catastrophic in the fight against HIV/AIDS. When discrimination occurs in healthcare facilities or at the hands …

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GHANA: NHIA Increases Payments to Service Providers

March 2016 TheChronicle; The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has increased the payment for the services of its health providers as a way of motivating them to provide quality and prompt services to their clientele. Consequently, the NHIA, yesterday, published the new and reviewed NHIS tariffs and medicines list in …

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Africa Union Endorses Tedros Adhanoms Bid to Head WHO

February 2016 AddisFortune; The Executive Council of the African Union (AU) has, except for one vote from the Senegalese representation, endorsed the bid of Tedros Adhanom’s (PhD) to replace Margaret Chan as Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO). The foreign minister of Ethiopia, known within the international community for his …

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