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Health at Home, Death Abroad

Health at Home, Death Abroad

When it comes to Big Tobacco, the message is that British companies’ profits are more important than lives in developing countries. Recent troubling revelations that UK diplomatic staff lobbied for Big Tobacco abroad raise serious questions about Britain’s approach to tobacco control. The UK...

MENA’s Fake Pharma Conundrum

MENA’s Fake Pharma Conundrum

The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 35% of the pharmaceutical market in the Middle East could be illicit. Not so long ago, Médecins Sans Frontières made a shocking discovery in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Hundreds of patients had unwittingly taken Haloperidol...

Will Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak Get Worse?

Will Yemen’s Cholera Outbreak Get Worse?

Hunger and disease are adding to Yemen’s death toll, leaving the war-torn country in a state of deep humanitarian crisis. Since the cholera outbreak in October 2016, compounded by hunger and malnourishment, Yemen has been suffering a severe health crisis. Cholera is a gastrointestinal...

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