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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: Six health workers arrested for baby harvesting

– – Six health care workers and five others have been arrested for baby harvesting and child trafficking in Ghana. They were arrested in a joint operation by the country’s Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) and the Medical and Dental Council. A team of experts from the two institutions commenced investigations into allegations of baby harvesting after a case… Read More