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BBC News Examines Lack Of Access To Palliative Care In Africa

In a series of reports, BBC News examines a lack of access to palliative care in Africa.

BBC News: ‘Millions denied end-of-life drugs’
“…Lack of access to pain relief for dying patients is a ‘public health emergency,’ say experts. Figures suggest almost 18 million people — mainly in developing countries — died in unnecessary pain in 2012…” (Mazumdar, 6/2).

BBC News: Living with cancer: Betty’s story
“…Betty Naiga from Uganda was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. … Speaking before her death, Betty shared her story with the BBC’s Global Health reporter Tulip Mazumdar” (6/2).

BBC News: How Ugandan hospice makes cheap liquid morphine
“…The Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance says the restrictions on these drugs are in place because of exaggerated fears about patients becoming addicted. Hospice Africa makes all of Uganda’s liquid morphine…” (6/2).

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