Almost half of the rural doctors practicing in northern Germany will be retiring in the coming years. An initiative offering apprenticeships to medical students is hoping to combat what could become a serious shortage of physicians.
Justice Minister Heiko Maas is the most prominent politician yet to call for change in a German abortion law. He has described the law that forbids doctors from "advertising" abortions as a "relic of the Nazi era."
Pro-life activists have taken a doctor to court over information she provides for her patients online. The case shows how complicated Germany's laws regulating abortion are – and that the issue is highly contentious.
Doctors in Uganda have downed stethoscopes in a bitter row with the government over low pay and poor working conditions. The countrywide strike has left patients stranded without medical care.
Canada's former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson and author John Ralston Saul are creating a global conversation on citizenship and diversity with their "6 Degrees" talks. They're now bringing the project to Germany.
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