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  • 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
    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.

    02:37Feb 20, 2017

  • 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
  • S Africa doctors train traditional healers to diagnose childhood cancer

    Healers using traditional medicine in South Africa are being trained to recognise early warning signs of cancer. Many parents first consult traditional healers, which means valuable time may be lost in diagnosing the illness.

    S Africa doctors train traditional healers to diagnose childhood cancer
  • Refugees suffering from serious illness in Syrian camp

    Refugees from Iraq and Syria have told Al Jazeera that they have ended up in a virtual prison, leading to serious health issues.

    Refugees suffering from serious illness in Syrian camp
  • ICRC suspends work in Afghanistan over slain aid workers

    The International Red Cross and Red Crescent has partially suspended work in Afghanistan after six of its staff were shot dead.

    ICRC suspends work in Afghanistan over slain aid workers
  • Alarming child mortality rate in Pakistan's Sindh province

    Thar is the most populated desert in the world, lying along the India-Pakistan border. But most people live below the poverty line, and the mortality rate is high. Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder reports from Tharparkar, Sindh province.

    Alarming child mortality rate in Pakistan's Sindh province
  • Patients worried as uncertainty looms over Obamacare

    Millions of Americans are continuing to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act this year, despite President Donald Trump taking steps to repeal and replace it.

    Patients worried as uncertainty looms over Obamacare
    Patients worried as uncertainty looms over Obamacare

    Millions of Americans are continuing to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act this year, despite President Donald Trump taking steps to repeal and replace it.

    02:20Feb 3, 2017

  • Nearly 100 mentally ill patients die in South Africa

    Cost-cutting is being blamed for the deaths of nearly 100 psychiatric patients in a province in South Africa. A government report found that patients were transferred from specialist hospitals to unlicensed facilities, described as sub-standard.

    Nearly 100 mentally ill patients die in South Africa
  • Gaza: Cancer patients struggle to get treatment

    Israel has significantly cut the number of permits granted to cancer patients who need to leave Gaza for life saving treatment. That’s according to patients in the Palestinian territory who say they’re facing a death sentence.

    Gaza: Cancer patients struggle to get treatment
  • Turkey battles lung cancer with smoking ban

    Cancer is one of the world's leading causes of death and smoking is a major cause of lung cancer. Turkey's Ministry of Health banned indoor smoking in 2008. Since then, there has been a decrease in the number of lung cancer cases.

    Turkey battles lung cancer with smoking ban
  • US healthcare in jeopardy after Trump's Muslim ban

    Donald Trump's executive order temporarily banning citizens of seven Muslim majority countries has affected many people working, living and studying across the US.

    US healthcare in jeopardy after Trump's Muslim ban
  • Kenya threatens to dismiss striking doctors

    Thousands of doctors, who have been on a seven-week strike in Kenya, could be sacked. They are calling the government to implement a pay deal from three years ago. Government leaders are threatening to dismiss almost 4,000 doctors.

    Kenya threatens to dismiss striking doctors