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No threat to Maldivians in Srilanka, assures Sri Lankan foreign minister thumbnail

No threat to Maldivians in Srilanka, assures Sri Lankan foreign minister

G.L. Peiris made the comments during the official state visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, during which agreements have been signed regarding health, investment, and rescue services.


Pneumonia patient dies on sea ambulance en route to Malé thumbnail

Pneumonia patient dies on sea ambulance en route to Malé

On Sunday night, a 31-year-old woman from Faafu Atoll Nilandhoo died en route to Malé on a sea ambulance, while a pregnant woman gave birth waiting for the same ambulance. Meanwhile, the Health Ministry has called on island councils to refrain from spreading false information on health services.


Kulhudhuffushi protests over “comatose” regional health service thumbnail

Kulhudhuffushi protests over “comatose” regional health service

Protesters called for Health Minister Dr Mariyam Shakeela’s resignation outside the Kulhudhuffushi Regional Hospital, claiming services have deteriorated to “conditions never seen before in recent history.”


Doctor at Fuvahmulah Hospital refuses to deliver stillborn baby thumbnail

Doctor at Fuvahmulah Hospital refuses to deliver stillborn baby

The Ministry of Health is investigation reports that a doctor at Fuvahmulah Hospital refused to perform cesarean surgery, with local media reporting the gynecologist to have cited a lack of support staff.


“Social stigma, religious and social culture” hinder women’s sexual health, says Hope for Women thumbnail

“Social stigma, religious and social culture” hinder women’s sexual health, says Hope for Women

Social pressures are continuing to prevent young Maldivians accessing the limited sexual health services in the country, said the women’s rights NGO following the discovery the abandoned body of a new-born baby in Malé yesterday.


Plans revealed for overdue development of IGMH thumbnail

Plans revealed for overdue development of IGMH

The US$7 million development of the state-run hospital, which includes an new 11-storey prenatal care and paediatrics wing, has been welcomed by the hospital’s users who have criticised the current facilities.


Thalassemia Society calls for equal and improved care thumbnail

Thalassemia Society calls for equal and improved care

The Thalassemia Society said individuals with the disorder living in the islands do not have access to proper treatment, while medical care facilities in Malé are run down and dilapidated. Meanwhile, the family of a thalassemia patient has said their daughter was given a blood transfusion infected with bacteria.


Health Ministry seeks to protect mothers and infants from HIV “time bomb” thumbnail

Health Ministry seeks to protect mothers and infants from HIV “time bomb”

The Ministry of Health has formulated new guidelines to prevent HIV transmission from mother to child with health officials warning of an HIV “time bomb” that could “explode at any time.”


Red Bull reveals plans for ‘Catch the Ferry’ road race thumbnail

Red Bull reveals plans for ‘Catch the Ferry’ road race

The RBCF road race will see participants compete in a 12.6km race across Malé, Hulhumalé and Vilingili on May 31. Participants will need to catch ferries between islands.


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Torture victims in the Maldives tell their stories