Tens of thousands die in Africa each year due to fake drugs
16 November 2018 | 12:22 pm
When Moustapha Dieng suffered stomach pains, he worried about the cost of the doctor's prescription. Instead, he went to an unlicensed street vendor in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou, who sold him medicine on the cheap.
27 Nov 2019
Gbadamosi Adefemi also known as Fola David is a Nigerian hyper-realism artist and medical doctor who came to prominence after drawing the image of Jesus Christ upside down within Five minutes. GuardianTV spoke with the Doctor cum artist as he reveals how he juggles his skills.
6 Jan 2020
A soothsayer/native doctor who has been providing spiritual cover for armed robbers, kidnappers, bandits and other criminal groups said he has made millions of naira praying for these hoodlums.
7 Feb 2020
Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have arrested a fake medical doctor over illegal treatment
7 Feb 2020
Li Wenliang, the Chinese doctor who warned of the coronavirus, died on Friday, sparking a wave of public mourning. Li, an ophthalmologist at a hospital in Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, had earlier said he had contracted the virus.
7 Mar 2020
One month after makeshift hospitals were set up in the Chinese city of Wuhan to cope with the coronavirus outbreak, frontline doctor Ma Yonggang is beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. In an online video interview -- arranged by China's State Council -- he says that at the start of the outbreak there were not enough beds and that he and his colleagues were worried about becoming infected, but that the situation has since improved.
8 Mar 2020
Five years into the war in Yemen, there are so many guns in the country that Yemenis carry them "like others wear a watch — and they use them," according to Götz Gerresheim.
11 Mar 2020
It's now been nine years since the start of the war in Syria – and Syrian civilians are still dying and seeking safety as refugees. Our guest is a doctor who spent five years treating patients under the missiles and bombs of the Syrian regime and its Russian backers in Eastern Ghouta. Dr. Amani Ballour was just 25 years old and fresh out of medical school when the siege began. Her experiences and eventual evacuation were the subject of a documentary, "The Cave", which was nominated at this year's Oscars.
28 Apr 2020
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Dr Julien Cavanagh, a neurologist at the State University of New York, discussed the daily challenge of treating patients with Covid-19 at his Brooklyn hospital. Dr Cavanagh explained why African Americans and Latinos are disproportionately affected by the virus. He also expressed his disapproval of protesters who are demanding an end to lockdown measures. Finally, he condemned the US federal government's response to the public health crisis.
6 May 2020
We continue our coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Middle East. Iran is one of the worst-hit countries in the region – authorities there have reported more than 6,000 deaths.
18 Oct 2020
Medical staff treating Donald Trump offered an upbeat assessment of the president's condition, adding he could be discharged Monday. The announcement comes a day after mixed messages about his coronavirus infection.
24 Oct 2020
The head of Germany's peak medical body said he wasn't convinced that wearing non-medical cloth masks outdoors could combat coronavirus infection. His comments drew harsh criticism, and even a call for him to quit.
6 Nov 2020
The personal doctor of Argentine football legend Diego Maradona, who had successful brain surgery to remove a blood clot, is "amazed" at the rate of his recovery, as fans leave messages of support on the walls of the private clinic in Buenos Aires where their idol is undergoing treatment.
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Europe's annual song and dance extravaganza wasn't short on either entertainment or pyrotechnics, but voting remained nail-biting until the end.
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As Peru slowly emerges from the devastating Covid-19 pandemic, the government is trying to help the country's Covid orphans. According to the medical journal The Lancet, around 100,000 children in Peru lost at least one of their two parents to the pandemic; more than anywhere else in the world. The poorest Peruvians have been hit the hardest and many Covid orphans and widows are struggling to survive, both financially and emotionally.
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Thousands of West African soldiers fought for France against the Nazis during World War II. But on December 1, 1944, scores of them were gunned down in unclear circumstances by the very French forces they fought alongside. What really happened on that fateful day at the Thiaroye military camp near the Senegalese capital Dakar? Eighty years on, the documentary "Thiaroye 44" takes a closer look at this dark page of French history.
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The "Maghreb-Orient des livres" book festival takes place in Paris this weekend, focusing on literature from north Africa and the Middle East. One of those taking part is Jérémie Dres, the author of the graphic novel "The day I met bin Laden". It features the story of two young French men who travelled from France to Afghanistan in the spring of 2001, just months before the 9/11 terror attacks. The pair then found themselves trapped in Afghanistan and were later sent to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. The author joined us for Perspective to tell us more.
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Security forces and members of the public clashed repeatedly as pallbearers carried the journalist's coffin. Veteran reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was shot in the head while covering an Israeli military operation.
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Cryptocurrency markets are in turmoil as so-called stablecoins, designed to be protected from extreme volatility, have tumbled in recent days. One such token, Luna, has all but evaporated, plunging from a high of $118 last month to less than one cent. Plus, the airline industry is struggling with staff shortages ahead of the summer holiday season – we find out why.