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The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said health facilities across Yemen has been another victim of ongoing violence in the country, leaving millions of citizens at greater risk of malnutrition and disease. "With more than 14.8 million people lacking access to basic health care, the current lack of funds means the situation will get much worse," said Nevio Zagaria, WHO Acting Representative in Yemen. WHO said only 45 percent of health facilities in Yemen is fully functional and…
02.24 / 12:49
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A Dutch dentist suspected of mutilating dozens of patients in France has been detained in a special prison psychiatric unit, a judicial source said. Dubbed the “horror dentist” by the media, Mark van Nierop, 50, claims to suffer from “psychological problems” including gender identity issues and suicidal tendencies, which he had cited in a failed attempt to challenge his extradition from the Netherlands. Van Nierop was detained in Canada in October and flown back to the Netherlands where he …
02.24 / 00:46
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Leading drugmakers plan to work together to speed up the development of an Ebola vaccine and hope to produce millions of doses for use next year. US firm Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday that it aims to produce at least 1 million doses of its two-step vaccine next year and has already discussed collaboration with Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline, which is working on a rival vaccine. The economics of an Ebola vaccine are still unclear but drug companies with an eye on their reputations are u…
02.24 / 00:46
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