Urgent Action: Health concerns for jailed Belarusian activist

Activist Dzmitry Paliyenka, is serving a two-year prison sentence for peacefully opposing restrictions on cyclists.

UA 54/18 issued 09/03/2018

Urgent Action good news: Sudanese doctor released without charge in Sudan

Dr. Mohamed Yasin Abdalla, the chairperson of the Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors (CCSD), has been released without charge. He was arrested on 22 April in Khartoum by National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) agents and detained at the office of the NISS Prosecutor of Crimes against the State in Khartoum.

1st update on UA 097/17 issued 24/08/2017

Urgent Action update: Jailed IT expert denied access to medical care in Iran

The trial of Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese national and permanent US resident held in detention in Tehran’s Evin Prison since September 2015, has concluded after two brief sessions before Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran. His health is deteriorating but the authorities are denying him access to medical care.

1st update on UA 123/16 issued on 16/09/2016

Urgent Action Update: Algerian prisoner of conscience remains in detention

A court upheld the conviction of Algerian activist Slimane Bouhafs for insulting Islam and the Prophet Muhammad on Facebook

1st Update on UA 193/16 issued 7/09/2016

South Sudan: Chronic shortage of mental healthcare for thousands traumatised by civil war

Just two practicing psychiatrists in country of 11 million people Mental health patients are routinely housed in prisons

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Gaza: new evidence of deliberate attacks on medics by Israeli army

Health workers have come under apparently deliberate fire when attending to injured Palestinians © OLIVER WEIKEN / EPA
There is ‘mounting evidence that the Israeli army has targeted health facilities or professionals’ Philip Luther

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Blog by Domini Sowa (Amnesty International Scotland, Volunteer) Dr Binayak Sen does not look like a man for whom the term ‘seditious’ would be applicable. Yet the 62 year old public health practitioner, activist and prisoner of conscie...
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Medical sleuths in Guinea Bissau and not forgetting the MDGs
The Vaccine Casebook was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 8 pm on Tuesday 4 January 2011. A team of Danish and African health specialists has been monitoring a population there and has come up with interesting findings that could influence...
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Which infection causes the greatest number of deaths of children in the world? You might guess malaria or HIV/AIDS but the surprising answer is that pneumonia takes the biggest toll . The Guardian article says that last year the WHO an...
Oct 4 2010 11:56PM
Malaria is caused by.....
Yes, malaria is caused by a parasite that is spread from person to person by mosquito bites. We know that much but there is more to be said. Unreported World on Channel 4 has just started a new series with an investigation of the cause...
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