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Pres. Sirleaf Reassures J.F.K. Medical Center

MONROVIA(LINA)—President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has commended the chief administrator, chief medical officer, doctors and staff at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center for the services they are rendering the Liberian people. The Liberian Chief Executive noted that she was “very impressed” with the improvements being made at the referral and teaching hospital. “I’m very impressed with the improvement made at this hospital. With the staff and their dedication – many of them that were so good during the period of fighting Ebola – they are doing a tremendous job,” she…

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Ivory Coast launches enrollment for universal healthcare scheme

ABIDJAN Feb 12 (Reuters) – Ivory Coast launched enrollment for a planned universal healthcare programme on Thursday with initial government financing of 20 billion CFA francs ($34.67 million), the scheme’s director said. The West African nation is expecting 4 million people to sign up this year, in a country where officials say less than five percent of the population is covered by health insurance. The insurance will eventually be compulsory for the country’s 23 million inhabitants, requiring a monthly contribution of 1,000 CFA francs for every person over the age…

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