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Intersex, Transgender People in Zambia Self-Administer Hormones to Avoid Discrimination and Arrest

Region: Zambia

Topics: AccessHealth

It’s a crime in Zambia to be gay, so intersex people who are sometimes assumed to be gay say they face discrimination and potential arrest. Some of those people, as well as some transgender Zambians, say they administer their own hormone treatments without a doctor’s supervision.

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For Ugandans Who Can’t Find Care at Home, India Is a Destination for Medical Tourism

Region: Uganda

Topics: AccessHealth

Some medical devices that help doctors treat cancer aren’t available in Uganda, so people who need treatment look for ways to travel to India. The Ugandan government has proposed legislation to help patients with cancer and other diseases pay for the long journey and the treatments, and small fundraising events like car washes have become more common.

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New Kampala Urology Hospital Aims to Keep Patients in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: AccessHealth

Many Ugandans travel abroad for medical treatment, because doctors in the country often don’t have the necessary experience or equipment. But a Ugandan urologist opened a hospital last year in a Kampala suburb with a lofty goal: to offer excellent medical services to Ugandans – in Uganda.

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Insulin Prices Spike in Zimbabwe, as Cash Shortage Continues

Region: Zimbabwe

Topics: AccessEconomyHealthMoney

In Zimbabwe, people with diabetes are cutting their dosages of vital insulin and feeling the adverse health consequences. Unable to get credit, the country’s pharmaceutical companies are increasing drug prices and can’t keep up with demand.

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With Doctors and Money in Short Supply, Mentally Disabled Suffer in Rural Nepal

Region: Nepal

Topics: AccessHealth

Families in rural Nepal, often isolated and impoverished, struggle to care for children with special needs. Healthcare is scarce in mountain villages and mental healthcare is even harder to find, leaving mentally disabled people without basic treatment or even diagnoses.

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