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WHO Taking Steps To Address Health System Failure In CAR

The WHO last week announced it is taking steps to address the devastated health care system in Central African Republic, news outlets report.

VOA News: CAR’s Shattered Health System Needs Urgent Repair
“The World Health Organization reports the Central African Republic’s shattered health system is in desperate need of repair. A senior WHO official who just visited the CAR reports medical care throughout much of this devastated country is practically non-existent…” (Schlein, 2/14).

Xinhua: WHO takes steps to address health service gaps in CAR
“…’The vast majority [of hospitals and clinics] have been extensively looted and damaged and most health workers have left their posts, leaving huge gaps in delivery of care,’ U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said at a daily news briefing here. ‘The World Health Organization says it is taking key steps with its partners, such as extending health services to displaced persons in camps, vaccinating children, and distributing drugs,’ he said…” (2/14).