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Sierra Leone’s doctors end nationwide strike

FILE PHOTO: Hawanatu Conteh, a nurse at Connaught Hospital, tends to a patient while the hospital’s doctors strike over pay and conditions, in Freetown, Sierra Leone December 4, 2018. Picture taken December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Cooper Inveen/File Photo

Doctors in Sierra Leone returned to work on Tuesday, ending a 13-day strike over pay and conditions that paralyzed hospitals nationwide, the country’s junior doctors’ association said.

The strike impacted an already threadbare health system in one of the world’s poorest countries, leaving its biggest and busiest hospitals in disarray and the sick unattended.

The health ministry said late on Monday it had agreed a timeline with doctors to respond to their demands, announcing the agreement in a statement signed by the heads of two doctors’ associations. read more 

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