Tag Archives: health

ETHIOPIA: Health Researchers Receive Tore Godal Award

January 2017 TheEthiopianHerald; Ministry of Health Armauer Hansen Research Institute has granted the 16th Tore Godal Award to four Ethiopian researchers for their extraordinary researches on various areas. In a ceremony here Thursday, Institute Director General Dr. Taye Tolera said the award was in recognition to the practical research intervention …

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EGYPT: Medicines Price Increase Comes Into Effect

January 2017 aswatmasriya; Health minister Ahmed Emad said the cabinet approved decision to raise prices for 3,000 medicines; as of Thursday. This is the second wave of increasing medicines prices in less than one year. In May 2016, the cabinet decided to raise the medicines prices, less than EGP 30, …

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KENYA: Health CS Cleopa Mailu urges doctors to resume work

January 2017 DailyNation; Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu on Friday directed that medicines in public health facilities shut down due to the ongoing doctors’ strike be redistributed to faith-based hospitals currently serving Kenyans. In a press briefing in Nairobi, Dr Mailu said the impact of the health workers’ strike, which …

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KENYA: Lobby calls for stringent tobacco laws

January 2017 DailyNation; Campaigners fighting tobacco trade have petitioned the Ministry of Health to stringently enforce the Tobacco Control Act saying its public health benefits outweigh commercial gains for cigarette makers. “The petition is to call for more effective implementation of Tobacco Control Act in the country and support the …

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NIGERIA: 90 Percent of Nigerians Lack Health Insurance – Buhari

January 2016 DailyTrust; President Muhammadu Buhari says 9 out of 10 Nigerians are not “covered by any kind of health insurance or risk protection mechanism.” The president who disclosed this yesterday while inaugurating the Model Primary Health Care Centre for Universal Health Coverage in Nigeria at Kuchigoro Primary Health Centre …

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False Health News More Popular On Facebook

January 2017 SciDevNet; The Zika epidemic that spread throughout the American continent last year was accompanied by another outbreak, one of rumours and false news about the disease. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin and Tulane University in the United States analysed 200 posts (in English) on Facebook. They found …

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