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SOUTH AFRICA:Rocking the RWOPS boat

May 2013 Health-e; Remunerative Work Outside the Public Service or RWOPS. It is a mouthful and as provincial health departments start tightening the screws it has become a hot potato, especially in Gauteng where some specialists are threatening to resign.   Up to now those who have shouted the loudest …

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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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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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GHANA:Blood Of Premature Dead On Heads Of Gov & Doctors…

April 2013 The Chronicle; Quite clearly, something must be fundamentally wrong with the sense of responsibility of both President John Dramani Mahama’s National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration and the striking medical practitioners employed in government hospitals across the country. For if they had shown any sense of responsibility for preserving …

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ZIMBABWE:Youth friendly Family planning pays off

April 2013 TheHerald Online; Zimbabwe’s youth-friendly family planning initiative in nursing schools is a masterpiece other countries should tap into, an East, Central and Southern Africa-Health Community official has said. Speaking at a meeting to review progress made so far and possible ways of scaling up programmes in Harare, family …

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