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26 Jun
In India, over a million female healthcare workers known as "ASHA" ("hope" in Hindi) work tirelessly to help the country's poorest. Last month, the WHO honoured their hard work with its Global Leaders Award. Over the last 16 years, these women have become the backbone of India's healthcare system, especially for the hundreds of millions of Indians who live in rural areas. But today, they are fighting for better pay and recognition from the government. Our correspondents report.
16 May 2021
A vicious Covid surge in Nepal risks devastating the impoverished country and its ill-equipped healthcare system.
18 May 2020
In a desolate camp for Yemenis displaced by war, residents wonder how they can protect themselves as the novel coronavirus stalks the country. Yemen's healthcare system has been blighted by years of conflict that has driven millions from their homes and plunged the country into what the United Nations calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
14 Jan 2017
The House voted 227-198 to instruct committees to draft legislation by a target date of January 27 that would repeal the 2010 Affordable Health Care Act.
5 Jan 2017
The US Republican Party has begun efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or what most Americans call Obamacare. The outgoing president is determined, however, to protect his signature legislation.
5 Jan 2017
Vice President-elect Mike Pence comments on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act after meeting with Republican senators in Washington on Wednesday.

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