health care

  • March 26, 2018

    Jordan has begun to regularise the status of refugees living in towns and cities without permits, but revoked their eligibility for subsidised health care.

  • February 16, 2018

    A woman who was jailed following pregnancy-related complications resulting in stillbirth, has been freed after a decade behind bars.

  • January 18, 2018

    The decision by the United States to withhold more than half its annual funding commitment to the United Nations relief agency providing aid for Palestine refugees threatens “one of the most successful and innovative human development endeavours in the Middle-East.”

  • 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.