Health

Bangladesh hospital struggles to cope with Rohingya wounds

Sep 11, 2017

Overwhelmed Bangladesh hospital struggles to cope with violent injuries inflicted on Rohingya fleeing Myanmar

Wounded and 'afraid,' Rohingya seek Bangladesh hospital aid

Sep 5, 2017

With thousands of Rohingya refugees streaming across the swampy border into Bangladesh, one hospital was struggling to treat dozens of men who had arrived with bullet wounds and horrific stories of death

Troubled Indian hospital says 217 children died in August

Aug 30, 2017

A government hospital in northern India where dozens of babies died within two days earlier this month says at least 217 children have died during the month of August for a variety of reasons including an encephalitis outbreak

Study: Arsenic poisoning a risk for 50M in Pakistan

Aug 24, 2017

A new study suggests some 50 million Pakistanis could be at risk of drinking arsenic-tainted groundwater

Dengue outbreak kills 5 people in northwest Pakistan

Aug 22, 2017

Pakistani official says outbreak of mosquito-borne disease in northwest has killed five people

35 children die in north Indian hospital in 3 days

Aug 12, 2017

Parents of at least 35 children who have died in a state-run hospital in northern India over the past three days have alleged that the fatalities were due to the lack of a sufficient oxygen supply in the children's ward

Pfau, 'Mother Teresa of Pakistan,' dies at age 87

Aug 11, 2017

Ruth Pfau, a German physician and nun who devoted her life to the eradication of leprosy in Pakistan, has died at age 87

Nepal strengthens laws against dowry, menstrual exile

Aug 10, 2017

Nepal has strengthened laws against demanding dowry payments and exiling menstruating women in an effort to improve women's safety and equality

Farmer suicides rise in India as climate warms, study shows

Aug 1, 2017

A new study shows a correlation between rising temperatures and the rate of farmer suicides in India

Australia to help Sri Lanka fight worst-ever dengue outbreak

Jul 19, 2017

Australia says it is helping Sri Lanka to combat deadly a mosquito-borne disease dengue fever which has claimed 250 lives and infected nearly 100,000 so far this year in this Indian ocean island nation

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