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Covid-19: Indonesia reports 489 new cases, Morocco 129

King Mohammed VI of Morocco

Indonesia reported 489 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, May 17, 2020, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 17,514. King Mohammed VI of Morocco The country also reported 59 deaths from the COVID-19, the disease caused by the new virus, bringing the toll to 1,148, Health Ministry official, Achmad Yurianto, told an online news conference. The Southeast Asian country ...

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COVID-19 disruption’ll lead to cancellation of 28m surgeries worldwide – Researchers

Dr. Osagie Ehanire

A research network, CovidSurg Collaborative, says 28.4 million elective surgeries worldwide will be cancelled or postponed in 2020 as a result of disruption to hospital services occasioned by to COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, Health Minister A Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Prof. Adesoji Ademuyiwa, in a statement in Lagos on Friday, may 15, 2020, said the network made the projection based ...

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Dokpesi, wife, children, relatives test positive for COVID-19

Chief Raymond Dokpesi

Founder of Daar Communications Plc, owners of Raypower FM and Africa International Television (AIT), Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has tested positive for COVID-19. Chief Raymond Dokpesi His wife and three children as well as four other relations also tested positive to the virus, it was gathered. One of his sons, Dokpesi Jnr, had been confirmed positive for the virus and admitted ...

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Healthcare professionals wary over health of South Africans

Jasper Westerink

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, on Monday, June 12, 2017 released the South African results of the second annual Future Health Index (FHI). The study builds on data from over 33,000 participants in 19 countries and advisory input from leading academic and global non-profit organisations. Local findings indicate that South Africans generally evaluate their health positively, with the majority ...

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Healthcare experts clamour inter-professional collaboration


Against the backdrop of inter-professional rivalry in the health sector, which appears to have become divisive, unhealthy, and a distraction to healthcare professionals, the Nigeria Academy of Pharmacy, in partnership with the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, has taken up a campaign to bridge the seemingly widening gap. At a symposium held recently in Lagos and themed: “Health of the Nation ...

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Dangote, Gates: Why we’re hopeful about improving health in Africa


Nigerian billionaire and owner of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, and American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist, Bill Gates, in this jointly-written opinion piece, renew hope for proper healthcare on the African continent  This week, more than 138,000 vaccinators will fan out across five African countries in the Lake Chad area in a push to eliminate polio in Africa ...

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Malaria ravages U.S., healthcare costs skyrocket


According to researchers, Americans are traveling more often to countries with malaria but have stopped short of taking necessary precautions  Though transmission of malaria was wiped out in the United States decades ago and infections are falling in parts of the developing world, malaria hospitalisations and deaths in the U.S. appear to be far more common than generally appreciated as ...

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Healthcare: Lagos to build three new general hospitals


Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Friday, April 21, 2017 said plans were underway to begin construction of three new modern General Hospitals in the state this year to improve healthcare delivery. Ambode spoke while responding to requests of the people at the quarterly Town Hall Meeting held at Shibiri/Ekunpa Area Office in Oto-Awori Local Council Development Area. He ...

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East Africa’s healthcare capacity gets $14.7 million boost


Sub-Saharan Africa will need to create an average of 15-20 million new jobs per year over the next three decades to meet the current growth General Electric (GE) on Thursday in Nairobi, Kenya announced a series of new commitments aimed at addressing some of the most critical health challenges in East Africa through a sustained focus on skills development and ...

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Buhari urged to make tuberculosis control a priority


Stakeholders working to reduce the burden of Tuberculosis under The Global Fund to Fight AIDS TB and Malaria grant to Nigeria have called on Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, the president-elect, to make TB control a priority when he assumes office as president. The call was made at the end of Quarter 1 2015 TB Grant Project Implementation review meeting held in ...

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