The state hospital in Zomba, Malawi, has no working emergency room. Seriously ill or injured patients are brought straight to the wards, often by their relatives. Faced with shortages of supplies and equipment, the staff often has to improvise.
More than 450 patients died prematurely at a British hospital after being given unnecessary opioid drugs, a report finds. Patients were put on an end of life pathway after being admitted for rehabilitation.
Thousands of doctors and nurses have left the two Balkan countries to find better jobs abroad, deepening the crisis in their already dysfunctional health systems. Boryana Dzhambazova and Claudia Ciobanu report.
A fire at a hospital in the South Korean city of Miryang has killed 40 people, most from suffocation, say officials. The blaze broke out at the rear of the clinic's emergency room.
In many industrialized countries, the cesarean rate has risen over the last 20 years and the WHO has recommended reducing it. Doctors and midwives are in demand, but also expectant mothers.
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