'Most people here die in silence': Inside the fight to save Yemen's health system

'Most people here die in silence': Inside the fight to save Yemen's health system
 

Abdullah Rashid's kidneys are failing him. At 31, six years after he first fell ill, he needs twice-weekly dialysis and a daily cocktail of drugs to stay alive.
Abdullah lives in Saada, northern Yemen, a city ravaged by the worst of the country's civil war. His career in the police is finished and he supports a wife and two young children with meagre disability benefits.
Most weeks, Abdullah can barely afford medication and food for his family. Some weeks, he has to choose between the two. When he skips his medication, he knows he has vomiting, chest pains and breathing problems to look... read more

 
14 October 2016 in World News, Views: 39
Source: BBC
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