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NIGERIA:Oyo Adopts PPP for Mass Rehabilitation of Hospitals

May 2013 ThisDay ; The Oyo State Government is set to carry out comprehensive rehabilitation of Adeoyo State Hospital, Ring Road, Ibadan and other state-owned health facilities through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement with foreign and local consultants. The state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, disclosed this in Ibadan on …

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UK:After Francis, what next for the NHS?

May 2013 BMJ; What are the main points that people should take away from Robert Francis’s report into Mid Staffs? That was the question with which BMJ editor in chief Fiona Godlee, chairing the session, began discussions with the panel of experts, whom she said were there to help consider …

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China-Africa Joint Medical Research to Deepen

May 2013 SciDev; China will deepen joint medical research with Africa, particularly in training African medical scientists. Ren Minghui, director-general of the Department for International Cooperation within the National Health and Family Planning Commission of China, said research and development is one priority area of collaboration being explored.   “China …

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GHANA:Doctors call off strike but issue one month ultimatum

May 2013 GraphicOnline; The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has asked all striking doctors across the country to call off their month-long strike and to restore full services Wednesday. Dr. Kwabena Opoku Adusei, Ghana Medical Association (GMA) president said Tuesday evening the strike was being called off following a ruling by …

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