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Health

News in Brief

  • Man found dead in Haa Alif Ihavandhoo
  • High Court orders JSC to stop headhunt for High Court Judge
  • Malé City Council holds first public consultation
President Yameen to personally oversee health sector thumbnail

President Yameen to personally oversee health sector

Speaking at a Progressive Party of Maldives rally in Addu City, President Abdulla Yameen announced that he will be personally overseeing the Maldives’ health sector until it overcomes current problems.


Dr Shakeela alleges conspiracy to drive her from office thumbnail

Dr Shakeela alleges conspiracy to drive her from office

Speaking to Haveeru, the former health minister alleged a campaign of death threats and negative media coverage designed to engineer her removal in order to facilitate corruption within the sector.


Laamu Gan residents hold demonstrations over inadequate sewage system thumbnail

Laamu Gan residents hold demonstrations over inadequate sewage system

The system is located in the new settlement of the tsunami-displaced population that moved to Gan in 2007. After years of neglect the FENAKA Corporation took over maintenance of the system last month.


Ebola health alert issued, minimal risk for Maldives thumbnail

Ebola health alert issued, minimal risk for Maldives

The Ministry of Health has warned those who have travelled to the affected countries to beware of symptoms while the HPA has said traffic between the Maldives and these areas is very low.


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.


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