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· November, 2021

Stories about Health from November, 2021

‘Unfit for military service': How Azerbaijan stigmatizes LGBTQ+ military personnel

In Azerbaijan, though homosexuality is not legally considered a disease, when it comes to military service it is registered as either a neurological/psychological illness or a personality disorder.

‘Neglect at home, profits abroad': Cuba's medical system

"The contradictions in the Cuban healthcare system have worsened with the pandemic. COVID-19 also enabled the government to relaunch its missions around the world."

Paper lives: Turkey's informal trash collectors face deportations, arrests, and midnight raids

Istanbul police conducted raids on waste collectors' depots last month, allegedly to address potential health hazards, public security concerns, and the employment of unregistered migrants.

Access to healthcare will no longer be denied to Mozambicans because of their clothing

The Ministry of Health (MISAU) issued a statement discouraging health professionals from prohibiting the user's access to the Health Unit (US) due to clothing or other accessories.

Political and social crises to blame for the ‘COVID-19 disaster’ in Bulgaria

"Instead of creating a unified campaign to explain the situation and why it is important for people to be vaccinated, politicians ... are competing in their silence and dubious statements"

About our Health coverage

Juhie Bhatia is the Global Health editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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