Health crisis worsens in eastern Ukraine, WHO warns

January 16, 2015 4:16 PM

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Health crisis worsens in eastern Ukraine, WHO warns

GENEVA (Reuters) - Health care is collapsing after nine months of conflict in eastern Ukraine, where a lack of medicines and vaccines puts people at growing risk from diseases such as polio, measles and tuberculosis, the World Health Organization said on Friday.

Conditions are especially dire in the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk where people are trapped with little food. The fighting makes it hard to get to hospitals, which are often cut off from water and electricity.

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