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Zimbabwe health crisis

18th August 2006

Officials said that nearly 300 striking doctors in Zimbabwe ignored government demands for them to return to hospital wards.

The strike has added to the crisis in Zimbabwe's health system with qualified staff leaving the country in large numbers for jobs that pay up to six times more abroad. The junior doctors walked out after authorities extended their seven-year attachment to state hospitals by another year, to be spent working at rural facilities.

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