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US says Cuban medical missions are trafficking doctors

Cuban doctors

Thomson Reuters Foundation United States officials on Thursday called on all nations to stop using Cuba’s medical missions, which send doctors around the world, saying that Cuba refused to pay the medical staff and held them against their will. Cuba’s international medical missions are a form of human trafficking and modern slavery, US State Department […]

Surgery death rates in Africa are twice global average, study finds

Thomson Reuters Foundation Death rates for patients undergoing surgery in Africa are double the global average even though they tend to be younger, scientists said on Wednesday, adding that many deaths were likely preventable. Contributory factors include few specialists, poor hospital infrastructure and a lack of post-operative monitoring, they said in a study published in […]

Catholic bishops appeal to striking Kenyan doctors

Agenzia Fides Catholic bishops in Kenya have for a second time appealed to the striking doctors in the country to resume essential medical duties especially regarding patients in danger of life and those who need urgent care. The medical staff working in public health facilities been on strike since 5th December. The protest is causing […]