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07 Apr 2007 description
report Merlin

On World Health Day, Merlin is highlighting the impact of a global shortage of four million health workers on some of the world's poorest countries.

Merlin is listing countries which have the lowest ratios of health workers to patients, such as Ethiopia, where there is only one qualified doctor for every 37,000 people. In the UK there is one doctor for every 434 people.

20 Sep 2001 description
report Merlin

I. Merlin - a small organisation with a big impact:

09 Feb 2001 description
report Merlin

Democratic Republic of Congo (Maniema Province)

08 Aug 2000 description
report Merlin


  • Providing basic health care for displaced people in Guara Guara camp, Sofala Province
  • Providing drugs and basic equipment to 11 Primary Health Care Centres in Sofala Province.
East Timor
  • Co-ordinating a task force of agencies to combat insect-borne diseases, such as malaria and dengue fever, throughout East Timor, where conflict has left many health services in ruins.
  • Training local health staff to boost their capacity to prevent, diagnose and treat disease, particularly malaria.
15 Jun 2000 description
report Merlin

The flooding in Mozambique in February and March 2000 created numerous health hazards to the population of the low lying areas affected in the south and central parts of the country.

01 Apr 2000 description
report Merlin

Merlin is providing basic health care to communities displaced by the floods in Mozambique