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Inside Somalia’s mental health emergency

Despite high rates of mental illness in Somalia, the country is unable to provide the most basic of care to those in need – many of whom are isolated, chained to hospital beds, or even jailed. */ ]]>  One in three Somalis are affected by some form of mental illness, a...

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How Ukraine is grappling with a rapid uptick in measles

When a Ukrainian family won a Green Card to live in the United States but did not want to give their child the mandatory measles vaccination, they sought advice from Ukraine’s health ministry.   */ ]]>Its immunisation chief, Oleksandr Zaika, asked if they had pets.  ...

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WFP accused of negligence over Uganda food aid deaths

A drought-stricken region of Uganda is still searching for answers several months after four people died and hundreds were sickened in a food contamination case that has now become the subject of a lawsuit against the UN’s World Food Programme. The Anti-Counterfeit...

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A loan, not a gift: Merging business and aid in Afghanistan

Bost University Hospital is only a half-hour drive from Taliban-controlled territory in Afghanistan’s restive Helmand province, but it has something even the nearby government hospital does not: easy access to electricity 24 hours a day.   */ ]]>In late 2015, the...

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