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Senegal overhauls health-care system

State offers free health insurance for everyone under age of five, a measure some say does not go far enough.

Last Modified: 15 Oct 2013 11:56
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Senegal is making sweeping changes to its health-care system. Vaccinations, doctors' visits and emergency care for children under five will all be paid for by the state. But some say the measures do not go far enough.

Al Jazeera's Nicolas Haque reports from Thies in Senegal.

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