The ongoing fighting in Sudan has already destroyed numerous medical facilities and forced many doctors and other health care workers to flee. Those who can bear to remain have been overwhelmed with patients.
Faced with deadly clashes between rival armed forces, Sudanese flee their homes as another attempted ceasefire fails. Over in Somaliland, conflict has raged in the town of Las Anod since February. The Dhulbahante clan wants it to leave Somaliland and rejoin Somalia. Finally, TikTok is being sued in Senegal.
Faced with deadly clashes between rival armed forces, Sudanese flee their homes as another attempted ceasefire fails. Over in Somaliland, conflict has raged in the town of Las Anod since February. The Dhulbahante clan wants it to leave Somaliland and rejoin Somalia. Finally, TikTok is being sued in Senegal. Tech firms are worried the Chinese giant is violating data protection laws and failing to protect children.
The number of countries present on the ground in Turkey is going down as humanitarian aid takes over from search and rescue missions. One of the main priorities now is providing medical assistance to alleviate, and at times even replace, Turkish hospital services that cannot face the crisis on their own, given that many health centers are damaged or even destroyed.
Nigeria's minister of health, Osagie Ehanire said the federal government is setting up a mechanism to engage Nigerian doctors and nurses abroad and connect them with universities and hospitals in the country to address the brain drain in the sector.
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One small hospital closes every month in Germany. Politicians say there are too many, and the health care system can't afford to keep them all open. But their critics say patients may die due to closures.
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A common respiratory virus is circulating in Germany, hitting the youngest the hardest. Children's hospitals are under immense pressure. But this acute situation was foreseeable — and is a result of chronic problems.
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A Russian strike on a maternity ward has killed a newborn baby in Ukraine's southern Zaporizhzhia region. It's just the latest Russian strike on a healthcare facility as Moscow continues to target critical infrastructure across Ukraine.
4 Nov 2022
The government has pledged billions to help hospitals face rising inflation and energy costs. It has also promised "the biggest hospital reform in 20 years" to fix the system. That is badly needed, but will it work?
22 Aug 2022
Russia denies that it is targeting civil infrastructure in its war against Ukraine. But the destruction on the ground suggests otherwise. DW’s Birgitta Schülke went to the town of Chernihiv, where she met a man who's trying to hold Russia accountable.
21 Feb 2022
Authorities in Hong Kong have called in building teams to construct isolation units as hospitals there grapple with a new spike in cases. Meanwhile, Australia is opening to tourists once again. DW has the latest.
17 Feb 2022
Six months after the Taliban took over Afghanistan, the health system is collapsing. Amid the deteriorating humanitarian situation, a raging measles outbreak has already killed more than 150 people and infected tens of thousands more in January alone. Measles is not the only sanitary threat facing young children in the country.