According to eyewitness reports, a young woman in a Ugandan hospital was refused life-saving treatment because her husband could not pay a bribe. This is considered to be a normal practice in many Ugandan hospitals.
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.
Doctors from Europe’s leading hospitals are at COP23 to determine their part in tackling climate change. It's time to frame climate change as a public health issue, says UK health policy expert David Pencheon.
Male circumcision is said to reduce a man’s risk of contracting HIV by 60 percent. Uganda is making an effort to revive these procedures, which recently went into decline. Frank Yiga reports from Kampala.
Zambia's government has acknowledged the country's health system needs to be revamped. Equipping hospitals with adequate supplies of medicine, constructing more health centers and hiring extra doctors are on the agenda.
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