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Africa Analysis: Getting telemedicine informed consent

Telemedicine could boost healthcare in rural Africa, but it has informed consent challenges, writes Linda Nordling.

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Using Ethiopia’s Healthcare Gaps to Do Good and Make a Profit

Addis Ababa – For a while now, Magnetic Resonance Imaging or MRI scanners have typically been a luxury that both government and private hospitals in Ethiopia have struggled to afford to purchase for in-house use.

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Uganda’s anti-gay law stirs disagreements on impacts

Kampala – The Ugandan anti-homosexuality bill that was passed into law last month (25 February) has attracted opposing views on its potential impact on healthcare access.

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That New York Times column about Cape Town

Let me be clear, because some responses suggest I was not in my recent column for the International New York Times: from just about every assessment, the City of Cape Town and the Western Cape are consistently rated among the top performing South African metros and provinces respectively in terms of governance and levels of service delivery.

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Tackling Malawi’s Doctor Deficit

Blantyre – In Malawi, where the healthcare system frequently makes headlines for its shortages of drugs and medical workers, a fact that is often overlooked is that two out of four central hospitals do not have a specialist physician in attendance.

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Africa: basic healthcare remains elusive to women

Many African women and girls still need to be empowered on their healthcare and ill health prevention to realize their potential in development.

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