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Give experimental medicines to Ebola patients-Expert Suggets

July 2-People at high risk of dying in West Africa’s Ebola outbreak should be offered experimental medicines to see if they work, despite the drugs being not fully tested, the head of an influential global health charity said. Jeremy Farrar, a professor of tropical medicine and director of The Wellcome Trust charity, said Ebola’s spread in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia is “out of control” and global health authorities should rethink the approach to potential treatments. “We have more than 450 deaths so far – and not a single individual…

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Mission Hospitals in Ghana to end National Health Insurance Policy?

Subscribers of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) who enjoy healthcare services at mission hospitals will be made to pay cash with effect from Wednesday, July 2,2014. This follows the decision by the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG) to withdraw its services to subscribers of the NHIS because managers of the scheme are indebted to mission hospitals in excess of GHC 50 million. There are 183 mission hospitals in the country which cater for about 42 per cent of the healthcare needs of the people, especially those in deprived communities….

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