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PICK OF THE WEEK

UNREPORTED WORLD - AFRICA’s DRUG SCANDAL

PICK OF THE WEEK

Friday May 30, Channel 4, 7.30-8pm

PICK OF THE WEEK

Presenter Krishnan Guru-Murthy is pictured with four-year-old Abdurahmane, who has retinal cancer, at Dantec Hospital in Dakar, Senegal. The children’s cancer unit at the hospital is a centre of excellence. But, despite the government having funds to buy morphine, it is difficult to get hold of. Why are patients across Africa being deprived of the single most important drug for relieving the pain of cancer?

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