A ground up push for affordable, quality healthcare is gaining momentum across much of the world.
But while the trials and tribulations of Obamacare and the UK’s National Health Service have dominated much of the media debate, the November issue of the Al Jazeera digital magazine takes a more global look at universal healthcare.
From the container clinics serving the nomadic pastoralists of northern Kenya and the makeshift operating theatres functioning without electricity or running water in South Sudan to the besieged mental healthcare facilities of Libya and the overburdened nutritional recuperation centres struggling to bring Guatemalan children back from the brink of starvation, we follow health workers and track the fight to eliminate endemic diseases.
The Health Issue also examines the lengths people will go to, from the desperately ill seeking an organ to the desperately poor who provide them, from the fishmongers risking their lives for a catch to the radiation refugees of Fukushima. And we meet the people behind the treatment, from the sangomas of South Africa to the paediatricians of Palestine.
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The magazine was recently honoured at the 2013 Webby Awards where it received the People’s Voice Award in the Best News Tablet category.
In past years, Al Jazeera English has been named “News Channel of the Year” by the Royal Television Society, received a Peabody award for its coverage of the Arab uprisings, and a Columbia-DuPont award for its coverage of the Haiti earthquake.
The Al Jazeera English magazine is available for free download on iPad and iPhone.
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