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Togolese health workers have resumed work across the country, after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the government.
Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has weighing in in on the allegations of misuse of the country’s free health care policy scheme.
The scheme has been tainted by series of allegations ranging from the lack of drugs and difficulties in accessing the free health care in various hospitals nationwide.
Health workers in Togo, who have been on strike for several days, have threatened to renew their strike on Wednesday, if the Togolese government does not sign the agreement reached after last week’s negotiations with the country’s former Health Minister.
Governments, private sector and midwives in West Africa have been urged to invest more in midwifery to make the profession more attractive so as to get more people drawn to it.
Guinea’s President Alpha Conde on Wednesday described as “unacceptable” a major blood shortage, which has hit the country, forcing authorities to turn to Senegal and Burkina Faso for supplies.
A report says the number of countries collecting all their blood supplies from voluntary unpaid donors increased by more than 50 percent between 2002 and 2008.
The report was published by the World Health Organization on Tuesday on the occasion of the World Blood Donor Day.
Nine out of 10 regions in Cameroon are said to hit by a raging cholera epidemic, which killed up to 256 people so far.
Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore has replaced all the governors in the country, following a cabinet meeting.
Unemployment rate amongst the over one billion people with disabilities around the world is far higher than those without the condition.
The Director of the Meningitis Vaccine Project, Dr Marc LaForce, says an Indian-manufactured vaccine introduced in three West African countries in September last year has led to the lowest number of confirmed meningitis A cases ever recorded.