Liberia avoids mass hospital strike amid Ebola nightmare

Oct 14, 2014

Liberia avoids mass hospital strike amid Ebola nightmare

Health workers reported for duty at Liberia’s hospitals on Monday, largely defying calls for a strike that could have further hampered the country’s ability to respond to the worst Ebola outbreak in history. Nurses and other health workers — though not doctors — had ...

Can all U.S. hospitals safely treat Ebola?

Oct 14, 2014

Can all U.S. hospitals safely treat Ebola?

by Marilynn Marchione

A breach of infection control resulting in a Dallas health worker getting Ebola raises fresh questions about whether hospitals truly can safely take care of people with the deadly virus, as health officials insist is possible. Even in the United States, with the best ...

Gaza doctor's grim task: documenting the dead

Jul 28, 2014

Gaza doctor's grim task: documenting the dead

Inside Ashraf al-Qudra’s cramped office in Shifa hospital, the phone never stops ringing, with news flooding in of the latest victims of Israel’s devastating 20-day military operation. With over 1,060 people killed and more than 6,000 wounded, counting the dead is a full-time occupation ...

Jul 25, 2014

Syrian forces stepping up attacks on hospitals: U.N.

Syrian government forces have stepped up attacks on hospitals and clinics, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said Thursday, and is denying the delivery of medicine and medical supplies to hard-to-reach areas. Ban told the U.N. Security Council in a report that all sides in the ...