Category - health care

  • May 26, 2017

    Convening a range of international representatives and partners in Geneva on 24 May 2017, the World Council of Churches reiterated its commitment to the ministry of health and healing for all people, taking new steps towards a new Global Ecumenical Health Strategy.

  • May 8, 2017

    Figures released today by the Prison Reform Trust to mark the start of Mental Health Awareness Week reveal that our overcrowded and overstretched prisons are struggling to meet the needs of the high numbers of people in their care with a mental health need or learning disability.

  • May 8, 2017

    New evidence has emerged of dangerously substandard medical care in US immigration detention at a time when the Trump administration is seeking to increase its use, Human Rights Watch and Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinemen, a group seeking to end immigration detention, said in a report released today.

  • November 19, 2016

    Fears are growing for the physical and mental health of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British charity worker jailed in Iran after being sentenced  to five years in prison following an unfair trial on unspecified 'national security charges' earlier this year.

  • January 15, 2016

    Experts have revealed that an HIV “epidemic” is decimating the Warao tribe in Venezuela.

  • December 27, 2014

    Anabaptist/Mennonite healthcare professionals will hold a joint meeting during a global leadership summit from 20-21 July 2015.

  • August 29, 2014

    Many health professionals have gone on strike in Sri Lanka, though this has been suspended for a fortnight by court order. Other workers too are threatening industrial action if their pay is not raised to match the cost of living.

  • August 26, 2014

    The UN has cautioned against flight restrictions into and out of Ebola-affected countries in West Africa, saying limitations prevent the transport of critically-needed health workers and supplies.

  • August 5, 2014

    Christian Aid has scaled up its response to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone to target 3.8 million people across the country with potentially life-saving advice.

  • December 2, 2013

    Over the past decade in England and Wales, over two thousand people have died in care homes or hospitals while dehydrated or malnourished. Charities and politicians have expressed outrage. Some of these deaths are due to neglect, which should end – but unjustly blaming staff or managers when patients die for other reasons should also be avoided.