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30
Oct

African leaders seek investment in healthcare

In order to make healthcare affordable in Africa, leaders from the continent on Wednesday called for more investment by the Indian government and private investors in Africa. During an interaction session on “Delivering Affordable Healthcare Solutions for Africa”, Gambia’s Health Minister Omar Sey stressed the need for an India-Africa framework on healthcare. “The framework for

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30
Oct

App technology can fix the e-health system if done right

On Wednesday, federal Health Minister Sussan Ley announced two new trials of the so-far-unsuccessful, personally controlled electronic health record – rebadged as “My Health Record”. These will run at the start of 2016 in rural north Queensland and the Blue Mountains in New South Wales. The key difference from the current system is that enrolment

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28
Oct

Treat all people living with HIV, offer antiretrovirals

New policies could help avert more than 21 million deaths and 28 million new infections by 2030 Anyone infected with HIV should begin antiretroviral treatment as soon after diagnosis as possible, WHO announced Wednesday. With its “treat-all” recommendation, WHO removes all limitations on eligibility for antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people living with HIV; all populations

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28
Oct

Anti-parasite drugs sweep Nobel prize in medicine 2015

Three scientists who developed therapies against parasitic infections have won this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The winners are: William C. Campbell, a microbiologist at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey; Satoshi Ōmura, a microbiologist at Kitasato University in Japan; and Youyou Tu, a pharmacologist at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in Beijing.

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October 19 , 2015 | Posted by graciela |

‘Investments in healthcare are a value creator’

Author Mark Britnell looks at what’s best in healthcare systems world-over “I’m sorry to say there’s no such thing as the perfect health system and it certainly doesn’t reside in one country,” says Mark Author Mark Britnell, author of the recently launched “In search of the perfect health system.” But the good news, he says,

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16
Oct

Insurers Slam Gov’T Over Nhi ‘Secrecy’

The Bahamian insurance industry yesterday slammed the Government’s efforts to shroud its National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme in secrecy, explaining that this was delaying outside analysis of its own cost estimates. Emmanuel Komolafe, the BIA’s chairman, told Tribune Business that wrangling over the non-disclosure agreement between the Association, its health insurer members and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC)

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14
Oct

Remove health care from the cost of business

Patriot Coal’s latest bankruptcy success once again draws attention to the desperate measures some employers take to unburden themselves from the financial burdens of employee health (editorial “Shafted,” Oct. 8). No other modern nation inserts health care into the middle of labor contracts. American workers and businesses both suffer from this accident of history. Workers

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9
Oct

More on high health spending and poor population health in U.S.

U.S. Health Care from a Global Perspective: Spending, Use of Services, Prices, and Health in 13 Countries This analysis draws upon data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and other cross-national analyses to compare health care spending, supply, utilization, prices, and health outcomes across 13 high-income countries: Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan,

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6
Oct

Time for single-payer health care

When I decided that I was going to be a doctor, I had many preconceived notions about what that meant. I pictured myself coming upon a mass casualty accident and saving everyone’s lives single-handedly. I thought that I would make a difference every day by curing people’s ailments. Obviously, I realize now, that saving everyone

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