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West Africa’s Ebola Epidemic Worsens, Despite Efforts From Doctors

As the Ebola epidemic in West Africa worsens, international health care workers struggle to overcome cultural beliefs increasing the spread of the deadly virus.

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The Global Health Care Sector Outlook: Part 2

A recent report outlines global expectations for the medical sectors in countries such as Mexico, Germany, India and more.

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Health and Insurance, 2014

What can the health care industry, and patients, expect for the coming year?

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HIV in Adolescents on the Rise

On World AIDS Day 2013, the World Health Organization focused on the issue of children and teens under 18 who need better access to HIV testing and treatment.

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Reducing Infant Mortality Thanks to…Kangaroos?

In Senegal, a practice known as kangaroo mother care keeps premature babies close to their mothers to improve health.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month Sees Events Around the World

In October, organizations around the world will be promoting breast cancer education and awareness.

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Malaria: The Good News, The Bad News

Mosquitoes. Barely larger than a kidney bean and yet responsible for more than half a million deaths every year. Why? Because mosquitoes carry malaria.

There is no malaria vaccine, and it is not possible to eradicate every insect carrier from the face of the earth. These facts alone make malaria an important issue in the world of science and health care, but recently,…

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South African Health Minister Suggests NHI Compliance Regulatory Body

In order to ensure that hospitals comply with the accreditation requirements to be eligible as suitable facilities, set under the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) system, the Health Minister of South Africa, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, is said to have plans to institute a regulatory body that will ensure such compliance.

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South Africa to Convene with UK Health Officials for Advice on NHI

With the African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa, preparing to institute a National Health Insurance (NHI) program in the next few years, South African government health officials are set to meet with their UK counterparts to learn from their experiences. The African National Congress released some of the details of their proposal for a National Health Insurance scheme towards the end…

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South Africa National Health Insurance Scheme Commences in 2012

South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) has released more information regarding their plan to mandate universal access to healthcare through a National Health Insurance Scheme. The Ministerial Advisory Committee on the NHI has produced a document providing a rough outline of the ANC's National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, which is ready to be submitted to the ANC National…

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