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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 […]