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  • Yemen cholera epidemic: the outbreak continues to spread

    Aid agencies are warning that cholera could be spiralling out of control in Yemen. More than 300 people have died from the disease this month. Thousands are already sick and hundreds more cases are being reported every day.

    Yemen cholera epidemic: the outbreak continues to spread
    Yemen cholera epidemic: the outbreak continues to spread

    Aid agencies are warning that cholera could be spiralling out of control in Yemen. More than 300 people have died from the disease this month. Thousands are already sick and hundreds more cases are being reported every day.

    02:11May 22, 2017

  • UK: New cigarette packaging aims to burn out smoking

    New standards for cigarette packaging have come into force in the UK, in a bid to dissuade people from smoking.

    UK: New cigarette packaging aims to burn out smoking
  • South Africa: Industrial pollution blamed for rise in diseases

    South Africans in the city of Durban are accusing oil and chemical factories located near their homes of being behind frequent cases of cancer, asthma and other illnesses.

    South Africa: Industrial pollution blamed for rise in diseases
  • Yemen suffers another cholera outbreak

    The United Nations says more than $1bn of aid promised to Yemen by the international community needs to be delivered immediately, as the country battles another outbreak of cholera.

    Yemen suffers another cholera outbreak
  • South Africa: Health system's failures hit cancer patients

    Doctors in the South African city of Durban say the health system is failing patients because of corruption and state negligence.

     South Africa: Health system's failures hit cancer patients
  • 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
  • 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
    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.

    02:49Mar 5, 2017

  • 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