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UK suspends recruitment of health workers from Nigeria

The United Kingdom has suspended the recruitment of health workers from Nigeria in an attempt to prevent a major healthcare crisis in the West African nation. The World Health Organization has placed Nigeria among 55 countries with significant health workforce challenges. The UK government has now placed Nigeria on the red list of nations not to be targeted for recruitment.… Read More
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Zimbabwe to criminalise foreign recruitment of health workers

Zimbabwe has announced plans to pass a law that would criminalise the recruitment of health workers by other countries. The country wants to stop the brain drain in the health sector and believes this move could be a game changer. The Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga who is also the health minister, likened drain of health care professionals to human trafficking. More… Read More
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Uganda confirms seven Ebola cases as outbreak spreads

– – The Ebola outbreak in Uganda is fast spreading with the country’s health ministry confirming six new cases. Officials confirmed one case triggering the latest outbreak earlier in the week. The first case was that of a 24-year-old man who died earlier this week. The man who died had developed a high fever, diarrhoea and abdominal pains, and was… Read More
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Ghana: Doctors in a tussle over efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines

– – Two groups of medical doctors working in Ghana are at loggerheads over the efficacy of Covid -19 vaccines being administered in the country. On January 10, the first group petitioned President Akufo-Addo to stop the mandatory covid-19 vaccination in the country due to potential dangers. According to the concerned doctors, the vaccines do not prevent infection or spread,… Read More
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The largest oral history project of global black doctors and nurses

– – The Armah Institute of Emotional Justice has announced that its flagship project, THE BLACK FRONTLINE has started gathering stories of 100 doctors and nurses in Ghana as part of the largest oral history project. In a statement the institute said “in total, 300 stories will be gathered of global Black doctors and nurses in 3 countries on 3… Read More
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Ghana: Doctor poisons colleague’s water with HIV blood

– – Police in Ghana are investigating a case involving the contamination of a medical doctor’s drinking water with HIV-infected blood. The act is suspected to have been carried out by another doctor following a disagreement between the two. Both doctors work at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Ghana’s a premier hospital, Korle Bu. State-owned newspaper, the Daily… Read More
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Nigeria: Patients stranded as strike by doctors disrupts health services

– – Hundreds of patients have been stranded in Nigerian hospitals as a result of an indefinite strike by doctors. The strike follows an ultimatum issued by National Association of Resident Doctors to the federal government to improve wages and allowances of doctors. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi, the head of the association has hinted that they will lay down their tools if their demands… Read More
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Sacked Zimbabwe doctors reject deal to return to work

The Union that represents Zimbabwe state doctors has rejected a deal that would have seen hundreds of doctors sacked recently return to work. The doctors on Friday rejected an offer from the government to get them back to work. In September, over one thousand of state doctors went on strike. When they refused to call off their strike, the government… Read More
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Zimbabwe sacks hundreds of doctors over strike action

Zimbabwe has sacked over 200 out of the 1,601 of doctors who work in public health institutions. A third of its workforce of doctors who provide health care in public hospitals are currently facing the sack. The decision to sack these doctors is based on their refusal to call off their strike and return to work. Doctors have been on… Read More
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Nurses in Zimbabwe embark on strike

Nurses at all council clinics in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare have abandoned work compounding the health crisis in the country. The nurses declared strike on Monday citing incapacitation, according to local media reporting. Harare city Health director Dr Prosper Chonzi told Herald Newspaper that the latest development was a big blow to health sector. “As you know, most patients were now… Read More