One week into a nationwide strike, the union of state doctors in Ivory Coast has again rebuffed a call by the heath ministry to reinstate at least minimum services. The Minister of Public Health condemned the strike, in which people in ambulances have been turned away from hospitals, others dying on stretchers with no medical workers in sight. On Sept. 11, Amichia Magloire, secretary general of the national union of senior health executives (SYNACASS-CI) told the Ivorian press that after a meeting the union had decided “to pursue the strike without minimum services?until its demands are satisfied.” (Reuters)

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