Ghanaian clinic encourages dads to attend post natal care
20 November 2021 | 6:43 am
Getting husbands to join their wives for postnatal services was a tricky task for clinics. But one clinic in northern Ghana has found a way - and it's yielding results!
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Health workers in Delhi are struggling to cope with a record spike in COVID-19 cases. The federal government has had to enlist medical students to help bring the surge under control.
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Sweden's pandemic response has been criticized both by Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and independent commission, but they disagree on who is to blame.
2 Jan 2021
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In Barcelona's Hospital del Mar, all the beds in the Covid-19 intensive care unit are occupied by patients. The healthcare workers are struggling to cope with a spike in cases in recent weeks. Over the past fortnight, the number of people going to hospital rose by 82 percent while intensive care admissions increased by 60 percent, prompting some regions, such as Valencia to set up field hospitals.
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Irregular migration, experts advocate proper trauma care for returnees
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4 Mar 2021
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2 May 2021
Nigeria is currently experiencing a massive migration of medical professionals. According to a recent survey, 88% of doctors in Nigeria are considering leaving the country. Most are headed to the UK and America,
21 May 2021
Cape Verde's Santiago island is filled with stray street dogs and cats. But a group of youngsters are taking matters into their own hands to vaccinate, neuter and look after the animals.
12 Jul 2021
Pope Francis, seemingly in a good overall condition, has made his first public appearance since having intestinal surgery last week. The church leader stressed the importance of accessible and free healthcare for all.
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The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has published a landmark report on climate change. Prepared by hundreds of world's top scientists, it lays out the impact of global warming so far, as well as the tools available to prevent climate catastrophe. The report says today's record heat will be ordinary in a generation's time. Meanwhile, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has denounced a "betrayal" by world leaders for failing to act on climate change. FRANCE 24's Science Editor Shirli Sitbon gives us her analysis.