No remedy for Togo’s catastrophic healthcare system?
20 April 2018 | 7:30 am
Hospital workers in Togo have been striking for better equipment and more nursing staff. The public health sector in the West African country is underfunded. DW correspondent Adrian Kriesch got a look at what that means in Lomé's largest hospital.
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