Disastrous Health Crisis in Zimbabwe
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and their Zimbabwean colleagues, Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR), are attempting to call attention to an immediate and severe health care crisis in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe's health system has failed: authorities have closed the country's main hospitals in Harare and Bulawayo, along with the maternity wards and a medical school. The country is paralyzed by drug shortages, insufficient medical supplies, dilapidated infrastructure, and equipment breakdown. Sick and injured people are being turned away without treatment. Birthing mothers and their infants are imperiled. On top of this, the country is threatened with a full-blown cholera epidemic that the government has failed to address.
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