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25 Jul 2016 description
report Al Jazeera

Liberian midwives are being trained as surgeons to assume the role of maternal health doctors killed by Ebola.

Before the outbreak of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia, the country had a total of 50 doctors for its population of 4.3 million.

In comparison, there are 50 doctors available to every 100,000 people in the US.

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02 May 2016 description
report Al Jazeera

A psychological support centre in Aleppo runs after-school programmes to help children cope with the ongoing war.

Adam Lucente and Zouhir Al Shimale

Aleppo, Syria - As the Syrian government continues its military offensive against rebel-held areas in Aleppo and the civilian death toll mounts, thousands of the city's children have been left traumatised by the harrowing conflict surrounding them.

15 Apr 2016 description
report Al Jazeera

ISIL takes control of more than half of the refugee camp, but Palestinian groups and Nusra hold on to key areas.

Deadly fighting between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the al-Nusra Front has put civilians, mostly Palestinian refugees, in danger yet again in the Yarmouk refugee camp in southern Damascus.

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04 Jan 2016 description
report Al Jazeera

Health workers struggle to contain a severe Malaria outbreak as it stretches supplies across the country.

Aweil, South Sudan - In a remote northwest corner of South Sudan, Theresa Ahok is in a hurry. The 35-year-old is from the village of Adiang and walked for an hour and a half before managing to flag down a truck to drive her and her sick son another hour to the hospital.

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04 Jan 2016 description
report Al Jazeera

Mukalla's fight against the disease is hampered by a sewage crisis and the fact that al-Qaeda controls the city.

Mukalla, Yemen - Abdullah, a middle-aged bus driver in Yemen's port city of Mukalla, goes home from work each day with a severe cough and sore eyes after being exposed to large amounts of sewage on the streets.

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18 Dec 2015 description
report Al Jazeera

Drought has already ravaged crops, and in some cases, destroyed the livelihoods of the country’s farmers

December 8, 2015 4:05PM ET

by David Mercer @ricochetprods

14 Sep 2015 description
report Al Jazeera

September 13, 2015 Al Jazeera

Written by Nina Devries

Residents of Massesebe, a small agricultural village, say their crops died during the recent quarantine.

MASSESEBE, Sierra Leone — When Ramatu Sankoh’s village in northern Sierra Leone was placed under quarantine after a man died of Ebola in July, she was terrified. She was pregnant and due any day.

25 Aug 2015 description
report Al Jazeera

Short on funds and wary of looters, many are sheltering in basements in the warzone - and paying an emotional price.

Donetsk, Ukraine - On the front lines of war-ravaged eastern Ukraine, Svetlana Alexandrovna, 64, has spent the last 12 months sheltering in the basement of her home on the outskirts of Donetsk.

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06 Apr 2015 description
report Al Jazeera

Government says cases of the mosquito-borne disease have shot up 162 percent so far this year.

Brazil is battling an outbreak of dengue fever in the heavily-populated state of Sao Paolo.

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19 Mar 2015 description
report Al Jazeera

Political instability has crippled an already struggling healthcare system, spurring many to seek treatment abroad.

Sanaa, Yemen - With a disquieting resilience, Fatma Mobark stares at the whitewashed walls of the state-run Republican Hospital in Yemen's capital, Sanaa. She anxiously waits in one of the 20 bed spaces for cancer patients, surrounded by uninviting smells and deafeningly loud corridors.

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21 Dec 2014 description
report Al Jazeera

African Union blocks troops rotation over Ebola fears, forcing Sierra Leone to withdraw its 850 soldiers from Somalia.

Sierra Leone is withdrawing its troops from Somalia after the African Union blocked the West African country from rotating its soldiers over fears for the Ebola virus.

Sierra Leone sent 850 troops to Somalia for a 12-month deployment to fight the al-Qaeda-linked rebel group, al-Shabab, in Somalia in 2013.

25 Sep 2014 description
report Al Jazeera

Makeni, Sierra Leone - Scores of Ebola-infected patients have been seen suffering without medical attention in one of Sierra Leone's largest cities, as officials report success in fighting the virus following a three-day lockdown.

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02 Sep 2014 description
report Al Jazeera

Waterborne diseases are rampant in E. African country riven by corruption, but local approaches may offer one solution

August 28, 2014 5:00AM ET

by Sam Loewenberg

28 Aug 2014 description
report Al Jazeera

Parents unable to look after children are marrying them off at a tender age, exposing them to maternal deaths.

Amhara, Ethiopia - Mekdes Murgeta does not remember her actual wedding, but her family told her it happened when she was five . Pointing at her own five-year-old daughter she confirms she was her age.

Murgeta lives in Mosebo, a rural village in the Amhara region in central Ethiopia. There, as in the rest of Ethiopia, it is illegal to be married before the age of 18.

30 Oct 2013 description
report Al Jazeera

River blindness is endemic in South Sudan, but treatment and education is being delivered to the most afflicted regions.

The problem started in Alison Samuel Morris' right eye. "Small dots" started blocking his field of vision. The size of the dots changed but they never really went away. He does not remember exactly how old he was when the dots appeared, although he knows he was in primary school and had to inch closer and closer to the blackboard to make out what the teacher had written.

22 Jul 2013 description
report Al Jazeera

With all the attention given to AIDS, Malaria and TB in Africa, are we losing sight of other basic services?

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16 Jul 2013 description
report Al Jazeera

Despite the gains, more Africans still die from Malaria even as the spotlight remains firmly fixed on HIV/AIDS.

Every 60 seconds a child dies from malaria in Africa, and despite the fact that infectious disease is the biggest threat to the continent, the spotlight remains focused elsewhere.

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30 Apr 2013 description
report Al Jazeera

With country's annual pesticide supply already running out, at least 45 people have died from the disease.

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17 Apr 2013 description
report Al Jazeera

In Eastern Uganda, a charity has introduced motorbike ambulances to reach patients in remote areas.

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26 Dec 2012 description
report Al Jazeera

Carrying humanitarian and medical supplies, 40-vehicle convoy will deliver aid to Syrians caught up in the conflict.

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