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.
UNICEF has said more than 750,000 children in Mosul do not have sufficient access to basic health care. Less than 10 percent of health facilities in Ninewah province, where Mosul is the capital, are properly functioning.
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.
Some butchers are using dangerous chemicals to preserve meat and keep away flies. Formaldehyde, a chemical used to preserve dead bodies in hospitals, is one of the chemicals being used.
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.
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