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UK University Ranking Reveals Global Health Neglect

February 2015 SciDevNet; The United Kingdom’s top medical research universities spend just two per cent of their health research budgets on work related to health in developing countries, according to a study launched last week. The UK University Global Health Research League Table is the first public index to assess …

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IRAQ: ISIS-held Iraq plagued by health problems

February 2015 SciDevNet; Residents of Iraqi areas under Islamic State (ISIS) control are suffering from health problems due to a breakdown in local health services, shortages of medicines and contaminated drinking water. Iraq’s Ministry of Health has confirmed that healthcare is declining in areas held by the militant Islamic group. …

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