Healthcare Shuts Down in Syria

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Morning Break: Healthcare Shuts Down in Syria

Published: Sep 17, 2013

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A group of more than 50 physicians and other healthcare professionals have signed an open letter calling on all parties involved in the Syrian conflict to stop targeting medical facilities and to permit medical care to continue without interference. In the letter, published online in the Lancet, the writers noted that 15,000 doctors have fled the country and 37% of the country’s hospitals have been destroyed, and that many areas of the country are completely without any health care.

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