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‘A war for the life of our child’: health crisis spills out of Ukraine conflict

Over 1.7 million have fled Ukraine since Russian invasion WHO warns of Ukraine’s health emergency crossing borders Children with cancer among patients needing urgent care WARSAW/LONDON, March 8 (Reuters) – Katya was on the way to hospital for an urgent operation for her 17-year-old daughter Alinka, who has bone cancer, when Russia invaded Ukraine. Their … Read more

Families forced to split as Hong Kong COVID cases spiral and rules tighten

SYDNEY/HONG KONG, March 4 (Reuters) – While Hong Kong clings to its “zero-COVID” policy, frustrations in the city are boiling over, workplace morale is being hit hard and families are splitting as a growing number of people, especially expatriates, abandon the global financial hub. Hong Kong saw a net outflow of more than 71,000 people … Read more

Explainer: How the World Health Organization might face future pandemics

GENEVA, Feb 24 (Reuters) – Negotiations on new rules for dealing with pandemics will begin at the World Health Organization on Thursday, with a target date of May 2024 for a treaty to be adopted by the UN health agency’s 194 member countries. A new pact is among more than 200 recommendations for shoring up … Read more