CHS under investigation related to federal incentive program
Franklin-based Community Health Systems Inc. is under investigation in connection to a federal law meant to encourage the use of electronic health records. The company is responding to a “civil investigative demand” relating to the health care giant’s implementation of electronic health records and the meaningful use program, according to CHS’ second-quarter filings with the SEC. The U.S. government created the meaningful use program as part of the 2009 Health Information Technology for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Government ministers should ban Roundup – not sing its praises
Th érèse Coffey’s ill-judged tweet shows we have still work to do to rid the planet of the glyphosateOn a summer Sunday afternoon, Th érèse Coffey, parliamentary-under secretary of state at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), was, it would appear from her Twitter feed, about to do some gardening. Unremarkable, you might think. Parliament is in recess, and parliamentarians are entitled to their leisure like anyone else.But this was political gardening, for before doing so she put out a quite remarkable message: “Getting ready to deploy the amazing Roundup!&...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Natalie Bennett Tags: Monsanto Pesticides Bayer Agriculture Farming Conservatives Food safety Environment European Union Science Politics Source Type: news

Let Food Be Thy Medicine
Typical food store in Brazzaville, Congo. Credit: WHOBy Adelheid Onyango and Bibi GiyoseBRAZZAVILLE, Congo, Aug 14 2018 (IPS)When faced with a crisis, our natural reaction is to deal with its immediate threats. Ateka* came to the make-shift clinic with profuse diarrhoea: they diagnosed cholera. The urgent concern in the midst of that humanitarian crisis was to treat the infection and send her home as quickly as possible. But she came back to the treatment centre a few days later – not for cholera, but because she was suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Doctors had saved her life but not restored her health. And...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Adelheid Onyango and Bibi Giyose Tags: Africa Development & Aid Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Message from Adams: No one is coming to save us... we must fight or be destroyed
(Natural News) If you’re waiting for someone to save you from the tidal wave of corporate censorship, government authoritarianism and deranged left-wing violence, you’re following a mirage. No one is coming to save you. If you want to live as a free person in a free world, you’re going to have to demand it, fight... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Must-see video channel now on REAL.video: "The Gliding Alligator"
(Natural News) Prepare to have your world turned upside down: A new channel called “The Gliding Alligator” is uploading an amazing collection of stunning, eye-opening videos onto the REAL.video platform. Go directly to the channel home page at: REAL.video/channel/freddyfillmore Among the amazing videos revealed there are: Facebook is owned by the government 10 Reasons You... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ontario government puts 3 overdose prevention sites on hold
Ontario Minister of Health, Christine Elliott says the sites in Thunder Bay, St. Catharines and Toronto will be frozen as the province conducts a review of harm-reduction practices and determines if the sites "have merit." (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

What Should You Expect with Enforcement of the False Claims Act?
Gibson Dunn’s 2018 Mid-Year False Claims Act Update includes several notable developments of interest to medical device manufacturers. In addition to covering recent enforcement activity, the update explains this year’s memorandum from then-Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand (known as the “Brand Memo”) that "prohibits DOJ attorneys from bringing civil enforcement actions based on alleged noncompliance with informal agency guidance," explains Jonathan Phillips, a partner in the office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. To dig dee...
Source: MDDI - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Unexpected effects of climate change: worse food safety, more car wrecks
On excessively hot days, there are more likely to be fatal car accidents and food safety problems, and police officers and government food inspectors tend to do less of their duties, according to a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does Self-Directed Long-Term Home Care Make Sense For You?
This article explains the options for " self directing " your own long-term home care, and government programs that help vets and low-income people do that. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Next Avenue, Contributor Source Type: news

Regulator said NHS trusts could not afford doctors' pay rise
NHS Improvement warned the government that trusts could not afford the pay rises that were recently awarded to doctors in the current financial year. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NIH to host Artificial Intelligence and Medical Imaging Workshop
(NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging& Bioengineering) The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) at NIH will convene science and medical experts from academia, industry, and government at a workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Medical Imaging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Proposed changes to the statutory scheme to control the costs of branded health service medicines
The government is consulting on proposed changes to legislation to ensure that the overall growth of branded medicines sales made to the NHS by pharmaceutical manufacturers in the statutory medicines pricing scheme remains at a sustainable level. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Govt to Distribute Insecticide-Treated Nets to Prevent Malaria
[Leadership] The Federal Government says it will distribute 14.4 million Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) in four selected malaria most endemic states across the country before the end of this year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - August 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Liberia:New Redemption Hospital Construction On Course
[New Republic] Phase two of the construction works of the New Redemption Hospital in Caldwell is said to be on course; that's according to the Country Manager of the construction company, Abraham Bah that won the bid from the Government of Liberia (GoL). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Food freedom REVOLT now being unleashed against the corrupt government
(Natural News) As far as the government is concerned, Joel Salatin might just as well be Josef Stalin, the soviet revolutionary. The two men have more than just similar names in common; like Stalin, Salatin is looking to turn a system he doesn’t believe in, upside down. Labeled “the most famous farmer in America,” Salatin... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberals move to give survivors of domestic violence paid leave
The Liberal government is moving soon on its plan to give federally-regulated workers paid time off to deal with the trauma and turmoil of domestic violence. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Lifestyle migrants bring good intentions -- but major change -- to Costa Rica
(University of Kansas) A group of Americans and Europeans has relocated to a Costa Rican community in recent decades, and despite the government cheering the economic jolt, their isolation from locals there more highlights the privilege of these migrants who drastically transform coastal villages. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Jury Awards $289 Million to Man Who Blames Monsanto ’s Roundup for Cancer
(SAN FRANCISCO) — A jury’s $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said Monsanto’s Roundup left him dying of cancer will bolster thousands of pending cases and open the door for countless people who blame their suffering on the weed killer, the man’s lawyers said. “I’m glad to be here to be able to help in a cause that’s way bigger than me,” Dewayne Johnson said at a news conference Friday after the verdict was announced. Johnson, 46, alleges that heavy contact with the herbicide caused his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The state Superior Court jury agreed tha...
Source: TIME: Health - August 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Elias / AP Tags: Uncategorized California Cancer onetime Source Type: news

Have your say on private tenancies
Do you have any views on how to make longer tenancies easier in England’s privately rented housing sector? Well UNISON is asking you to share them with the government. Westminster’s department of housing, communities and local government is in the middle of a consultation over proposals on “overcoming the barriers to longer tenancies in the private rented sector”.  As housing is a devolved matter in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the proposals and consultation only cover England. UNISON has produced a briefing on the consultation – which ends on 26 August – and the issues, wh...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 10, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News housing local government policy Source Type: news

Blog: Universal Credit is creating chaos in family finances
Millions of people on low incomes struggle to get by. They have little in savings. They budget weekly or monthly. They just about manage, but they worry about the cost of living. Any unplanned financial changes – emergency car repairs, broken household appliances or a large gas bill – can throw their finances into complete confusion. The last thing they need is for the government to create added chaos for them. Yet that is precisely what Universal Credit is doing – creating chaos in family finances. People are suddenly finding that their Universal Credit payments either stop completely or fall dramatical...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 10, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Dave Prentis Tags: General secretary's blog News Universal credit Source Type: news

Liberia:Govt, Stakeholders Validate Food Security Report
[New Democrat] The Government of Liberia through the Ministries of Agriculture and Health together with food and nutrition sector stakeholders attending a one-day workshop has completed the validation of the Liberia 2018 Comprehensive Food Security and Nutrition Survey (CFSNS) Report in Monrovia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Tobacco Bill Will 'Blow a Hole in the Informal Economy'
[Daily Maverick] Government didn't bother to consult them, but both the SA Spaza and Tuckshop Association and the African Co-operative for Hawkers and Informal Business have come out strongly against the new Tobacco Bill, which would prohibit the retail display of tobacco products and "stimulate decline in the township economy". (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How the Lack of Affordable Vegetables is Creating a Billion-Dollar Obesity Epidemic in South Africa
Fruit and vegetable prices in South Africa have increased to the point that poorer people have had to remove them from their grocery lists. Credit: Nalisha Adams/IPSBy Nalisha AdamsJOHANNESBURG, Aug 10 2018 (IPS)Every Sunday afternoon, Thembi Majola* cooks a meal of chicken and rice for her mother and herself in their home in Alexandra, an informal settlement adjacent to South Africa’s wealthy economic hub, Sandton.“Vegetables is only on Sunday,” Majola tells IPS, adding that these constitute potatoes, sweet potato and pumpkin. Majola, who says she weighs 141 kgs, has trouble walking short distances as it...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nalisha Adams Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Foundation obesity Source Type: news

Charging for technology appraisal and highly specialised technology recommendations and miscellaneous amendments to NICE legislation
Department of Health and Social Care -The government is consulting on proposed changes to legislation to allow the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to charge companies for making technology appraisal and highly specialised technology recommendations relating to their products. The consultation also outlines potential changes to the regulations to allow NICE to recruit appeal panel members from the healthcare system in the UK. The closing date for comments is 14 September 2018.ConsultationDepartment of Health and Social Care - consultations (Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection)
Source: The Kings Fund - Health Management Specialist Collection - August 10, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Consultations New technologies Regulation, governance and accountability Source Type: news

Japan queries all medical schools on gender discrimination
The Japanese government is investigating whether other medical schools also discriminated against female applicants following revelations that one had done so for more than a decade (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Cabinet Sacks Entire Division at Rwanda Biomedical Centre for Causing Losses
[New Times] The government has dismissed all workers of Medical Technology and Infrastructure Division of Rwanda Biomedical Centre over inefficiencies that have affected the performance of the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brookwood Baptist no longer in immediate jeopardy of losing Medicare billing privileges
Brookwood Baptist Medical Center on Thursday night said it is no longer in immediate jeopardy of losing its Medicare and Medicaid billing privileges. The hospital, which is the second largest in metro Birmingham, said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ survey of the facility has concluded and Brookwood Baptist’s action plan was accepted. As we previously reported, the hospital had until Aug. 9 to become compliant with CMS guid elines pertaining to government body, patients’ rights… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

BREAKING: Communist China is now running Apple and determining what apps will be banned
(Natural News) During his Thursday broadcast, Infowars founder Alex Jones said that the communist Chinese government was pressuring Apple to drop the site’s extremely popular app from the App Store as demand for his brand rapidly increases. Jones said that Apple was under pressure to remove the new “Infowars Official” app that allows users to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report Claims Asbestos In Crayons, Says Popular School Supplies Contain Dangerous Chemicals
(CNN) — Parents may want to take a second look at their children’s school supplies this season. The results of lab tests detailed in a report released Tuesday found traces of asbestos, lead and other dangerous chemicals in a number of popular school supplies. The US Public Interest Research Group Education Fund tested dozens of typical classroom materials for toxins. While most were nontoxic, some crayons, markers and binders received a failing grade. Here are some of the products that tested positive for toxic substances: Playskool crayons (36 count) This box set, purchased at Dollar Tree, has traces of asbes...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Asbestos Local TV Source Type: news

How Emergent BioSolutions' latest big acquisition plays into its growth strategy
The acquisition represents a slight shift in the business ’ growth strategy, increasingly focused on products with not just a government channel of distribution, but also more traditional commercial channels. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Puerto Rico admits Hurricane Maria death toll may be 1,427
The government of Puerto Rico has quietly admitted that the death toll from Hurricane Maria -- a subject of great controversy -- may be far higher than its official estimate of 64. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Puerto Rico admits Hurricane Maria's death toll may be 1,427
The government of Puerto Rico has quietly admitted that the death toll from Hurricane Maria -- a subject of great controversy -- may be far higher than its official estimate of 64. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ford government to face human rights challenge over changes to sex-ed
Human rights lawyers have announced a legal challenge of the Progressive Conservatives' plans for the sex-ed curriculum in Ontario. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/London Source Type: news

Liberia:Grand Bassa to Get Eye Health Center
[Observer] The New Sight Eye Center (NSEC) and the Government of Liberia (GoL) through the Ministry of Health (MoH) have finalized the working of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed to establish a comprehensive eye center in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Northamptonshire County Council cuts will devastate lives, warns UNISON
Cuts confirmed today (Thursday) by Northamptonshire County Council will devastate lives and leave vulnerable people and their families without essential support despite denials from the Council, says UNISON. The Council, which effectively went bankrupt earlier this year, held a meeting today about its on-going budget crisis but failed to reveal any further details. UNISON warns that this lack of transparency is creating an atmosphere of ‘fear and uncertainty’ for residents and for staff. UNISON assistant general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The situation in Northamptonshire is dire and an utter disgr...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 9, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea cuts local government local government cuts Northamptonshire County Council Source Type: news

Puerto Rico Concedes That Hurricane Maria Killed Over 1,400 People, Not 64
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico has conceded that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people on the island last year and not just the 64 in the official death toll. The government acknowledged the higher death toll with no fanfare in a report submitted to Congress this week in which it detailed a $139 billion reconstruction plan for the island. That quiet acknowledgement was first reported Thursday by The New York Times. Puerto Rican officials have admitted that more than 64 people likely died from the powerful storm that knocked out the power grid and caused widespread flooding that made many roads impassable...
Source: TIME: Science - August 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime Puerto Rico weather Source Type: news

Total ban of InfoWars means CNN now has power to silence anyone who criticizes CNN
(Natural News) The unceremonious purge of InfoWars and Alex Jones across Facebook, YouTube and Apple is just the beginning of a grim future for conservatives. The shift of power from government to privately held companies is just one more way for the radical left to circumvent the trappings of law and order — and operate... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pacific Northwest is a healthcare innovation ecosystem, says Cambia Grove executive
Maura Little, executive director of Cambia Grove, says she ’s excited to see the growth of the healthcare innovation ecosystem in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. In this podcast, Little talks about bridging the gap between innovators and the rest of the system, about the local scene, how the federal government can help healthcare entrepreneurs, and what it takes for healthcare innovators to succeed. Here are highlights: On the Pacific Northwest ecosystem: “The healthcare innovation ecosystem… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 9, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

In South Africa, the mass murder of white people has become official government policy... and Barack Obama applauds it
(Natural News) During a recent speech he gave at the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture, Barack Obama praised current South African President Cyril Ramaphosa for “inspiring great hope in this country” – a country that, as you may recall, is not only actively removing all white people from their rightfully-owned land, but is also killing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

States Must Act Now to Protect Indigenous Peoples During Migration
Indigenous men and women of Nuñoa in Puno, Peru, spin and weave garments based on the fiber of the alpacas. Credit: SGP-GEF-UNDP Peru/Enrique Castro-MendívilBy UN experts* on Indigenous PeoplesGENEVA/NEW YORK, Aug 8 2018 (IPS)States around the world must take effective action to guarantee the human rights of indigenous peoples, says a group of UN experts. In a joint statement marking International day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, the experts say it is crucial that the rights of indigenous peoples are realised when they migrate or are displaced from their lands: “In many parts of the world, i...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: UN experts on Indigenous Peoples Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Education Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Indigenous Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations International Day of the World's Indig Source Type: news

The censorship regime EXPLAINED: No due process, no evidence, no defense
(Natural News) When government takes away your rights in a criminal prosecution, there’s a “due process” that must be followed. Even though the criminal justice system is corrupt and dishonest in its own way, there is at least recognition that those who are accused may face their accusers; that the accused has the right to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coal lobby's push for lower black lung tax clashed with U.S. studies
U.S. coal companies lobbied Congress to allow a drop in their payments to help miners with black lung disease by arguing the incurable ailment was in decline and a victims' trust fund was financially healthy, assertions contradicted by government findings, according to documents seen by Reuters. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why Is Italy ’s Government Trying to Overturn a Lifesaving Vaccination Law? Here’s What to Know
Italy’s parliament shocked the scientific community on Tuesday by voting to lift a legal requirement that parents vaccinate their children before sending them to pre-school. The move, driven by Italy’s new populist coalition government, has been widely criticized by doctors, who say vaccinations are essential to avoiding outbreaks of serious diseases like measles. Here’s what to know about the Italian government’s decision: What did the Italian government do with vaccines? Italian lawmakers in the upper house of parliament voted 148 to 110 to amend a law that required children under the age of 6 to...
Source: TIME: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Anti-Vaccines Italy Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:New Blood Services Board Appeals for Govt Funding
[263Chat] National Blood Services Zimbabwe (NBSZ) has appealed for government support to fund its operations and ensure that those in need are able to receive blood at almost zero cost. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Major savings project threatened by legal case over £730m contract, says DHSC
Senior government officials have warned that a legal challenge by the incumbent provider of the NHS Supply Chain threatens the success of a major savings programme. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

UNISON seeks leave to appeal on sleep-in case
UNISON has asked the Supreme Court this week for leave to appeal against the Court of Appeal decision that care workers’ sleep-in shifts do not count as work time and do need to be paid in line with the national minimum wage. The Supreme Court will now decide whether to grant the union the right to appeal against the July decision by the Court of Appeal. That decided in favour of an appeal from mental health charity and care provider, Mencap, against an employment appeal tribunal decision in April 2017. UNISON took the initial case to an employment tribunal on behalf of care worker Clare Tomlinson-Blake. It argued th...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article News care care homes care workers care workers: your rights community home care local government minimum wage national minimum wage Sleep-in payments Source Type: news

Liberia:Liberia, Sierra Leone Not Prepared to Prevent Ebola
[New Democrat] The American government's intervention via the Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to train health workers in Liberia and Sierra Leone to prepare for and prevent the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease failed after six international organizations hired to implement the project delivered unclear results, a US government audit shows. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Gombe - NGO Decries Dearth of Life Saving Drugs in Hospitals
[Leadership] A non-governmental organisation (NGO), Network for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Initiative (NMNCHI) in Gombe State, has raised an alarm at the non availability of life saving drugs in public hospitals in the state, following government's refusal to release the sum of N20 million approved in the 2018 budget for the purchase of the drugs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rwanda:Govt Teams Up With Johnson & Johnson to Treat Mental Health
[New Times] Mental health patients in Rwanda will access drugs at subsidised prices courtesy of a new partnership between the Government and Johnson& Johnson. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Inferior university pension plans must not become the norm, says UNISON
Support staff at two leading universities are facing damaging pension shake-ups, UNISON said today (Wednesday). The changes proposed by The University of Manchester and Staffordshire University will mostly affect low-paid female staff such as cleaners, catering staff, and administrators. At The University of Manchester, over 4,000 employees face having their pensions cut by 20%. The proposals would also mean that for those already enrolled in the scheme, instead of receiving a pension based on their final salary, as is currently the case, staff would have their pensions calculated on a ‘career-average’ basis. S...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - August 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release Christina McAnea Pension pensions retirement university Source Type: news