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  • Gaza's medical care crumbling under Israeli siege

    Israel's continued siege of Gaza is having an impact on medical services.

    Gaza's medical care crumbling under Israeli siege
    Gaza's medical care crumbling under Israeli siege

    Israel's continued siege of Gaza is having an impact on medical services.

    01:52Mar 5, 2017

  • Iraq hospital chief sure about chemical use in Mosul

    The head of a hospital in Erbil that has been treating injured Iraqis from Mosul has told Al Jazeera that he is sure they are the victims of a chemical attack.

    Iraq hospital chief sure about chemical use in Mosul
  • Zimbabwe nurses join doctors' strike over unpaid bonuses

    Health services in Zimbabwe are grinding to a halt after nurses joined a strike by doctors over unpaid bonuses. Army medical professionals have been called in, but are struggling to deal with the number of patients.

    Zimbabwe nurses join doctors' strike over unpaid bonuses
  • Cholera on the rise in famine-hit South Sudan

    Cholera cases are on the rise in South Sudan, as tens of thousands of people flee famine and conflict. Aid organisations say more than 100 people have died from the disease in the past six months.

    Cholera on the rise in famine-hit South Sudan
  • The Gambia: HIV patients recount herbal treatment under Jammeh

    Former president Yahya Jammeh claimed he could cure people suffering from HIV and AIDS. Jammeh treated hundreds of patients in Gambian clinics, administering herbal remedies.

    The Gambia: HIV patients recount herbal treatment under Jammeh
  • Hong Kong steps up safety for bamboo scaffoldings

    For years, bamboo scaffoldings have been used to build Hong Kong's teeming skyscrapers, which have led to many casualties. The government now says accidents and work-related deaths are falling, thanks to new safety awareness programs.

    Hong Kong steps up safety for bamboo scaffoldings
  • UK: Care for elderly in crisis as nursing homes run out of funds

    Doctors and politicians in Britain are warning the system for providing care to the elderly is close to collapse. New figures show more nursing homes are closing because of a lack of funds. Al Jazeera's UK correspondent Barnaby Phillips reports

    UK: Care for elderly in crisis as nursing homes run out of funds
    UK: Care for elderly in crisis as nursing homes run out of funds

    Doctors and politicians in Britain are warning the system for providing care to the elderly is close to collapse. New figures show more nursing homes are closing because of a lack of funds. Al Jazeera's UK correspondent Barnaby Phillips reports

    02:35Feb 23, 2017

  • UN: $4.4bn needed to prevent famine 'catastrophe'

    The UN is warning of a humanitarian disaster in four countries, saying millions of people are barely surviving in conditions close to famine.

    UN: $4.4bn needed to prevent famine 'catastrophe'
  • Life expectancy to surpass 90 years by 2030

    According to a new study, the future is looking longer and healthier for people in developed nations. Research shows average life expectancy in South Korea could surpass 90 years, something previously thought impossible.

    Life expectancy to surpass 90 years by 2030
  • Who's to blame for famine in South Sudan? – Inside Story

    The UN says millions are going hungry in the world's newest country.

    Who's to blame for famine in South Sudan? – Inside Story
  • South Sudan famine: Millions suffering food shortages

    South Sudan is officially in the grip of a famine. Both the government and United Nations have declared famine conditions in the rural north of the country. Around 100,000 people are currently affected.

    South Sudan famine: Millions suffering food shortages
  • Senegal: Treatment woes for the country’s cancer patients

    Thousands of people die from cancer-related diseases every year in Senegal. Now the country's only cancer radiotherapy machine has broken down, leaving hundreds of patients without vital treatment. Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Dakar.

    Senegal: Treatment woes for the country’s cancer patients