Health systems

Health systems

Medecines produced by generic pharmaceutical companies to treat blood cancer in India. Photo: Rajendra Shaw/Oxfam

Access to Cancer Treatment

According to the World Health Organization, cancer is one of the leading causes of death around the world, with 8.2 million deaths in 2012. In low- and middle-income countries, expensive treatments for cancer are not widely available.

Nurses in Korle Bu teaching hospital, Accra, Ghana (2010). Photo: Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos

Scholarships and the healthcare human resources crisis

Scholarships for study in the former Soviet Union were offered to students in many countries in sub-Saharan Africa and across the developing world. The Russian program, previously reduced, is now expanding again. This report aims to establish just what impact these programs have had on healthcare systems and how they can be improved.

New Kru Town Hospital.Liberia

Quarantines in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has declared a public health state of emergency in a bid to contain the spread of Ebola, including imposing quarantines. An effective quarantine strategy provides a means of mitigating the spread of Ebola and saving lives, but only when implemented correctly

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