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ZIMBABWE:Diabetes Clinics on Cards

April 2014 TheHearald; Government plans to introduce diabetes clinics throughout the country to detect the disease early as well as reduce the rate of complications. The project, funded by the International Diabetes Federation, will start with a pilot project at Harare Central and Parirenyatwa Central hospitals in May. The IDF …

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Investing in health-Public Financing

March 2014 TheLancet; Public financing is the path to universal health coverage (UHC). UHC is rapidly becoming the overarching goal for national health systems and two recent events mark a new consensus that public financing is the way to get there.1 The Lancet Commission on Investing in Health2 focused on …

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Malaria Research Funding Website Leaves Limited Legacy

March 2014 SciDevNet; A website intended to rewrite the rules of how malaria research is funded failed to exploit the early potential of social media to link the public with researchers – but its one achievement, a new mosquito repellent is due to hit Tanzania’s market early next year. MalariaEngage, …

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