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Global Health: Chatham House round-table re-defines development of bio-safety labs in developing countries

In February, several global biosafety lab experts joined a roundtable organised by Chatham House in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. They were seeking solutions to a major challenge facing the world today – finding and staying ahead of the viruses and bacteria that challenge human existence. To achieve this, the global scientific community needs to detect these bugs rapidly and then mount an appropriate response. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has […]

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Chatham House Paper: Continued medical detentions are ‘degrading and abusive’

A new Chatham House paper suggests medical detentions – where hospitals forcibly detain patients unable to pay their medical bills – are common practice across much of sub-Saharan Africa, as well as parts of India and Indonesia. Many reported detentions result from emergency care, often following road accidents or complications in childbirth, with mothers being […]