War in Ukraine: at least 3,000 people died for not accessing cancer treatment

During his trip to Ukraine, the WHO chief also noted 200 attacks on health facilities since the start of the conflict, and according to Ukrainian Health Minister Viktor Liashko, at least 10 doctors were killed and another 40 wounded. In this way, the war is killing people, not only on the battlefield or under the bombs in Ukraine.

According to the head of the WHO European Regional Office, Hans Kuge, all this also prevented chronic patients from seeking treatment, thus causing another “3,000 preventable premature deaths”. Since February 24, “the WHO provided trauma and emergency supplies for use in more than 15,000 surgeries, medications and equipment for 650,000 people.”

“We have also delivered 15 diesel generators to supply electricity to hospitals and health centers, some of them in liberated areas in the kyiv region,” plus four health centers in western Ukraine, the same director general announced from kyiv a few years ago. days, before embarking on his journey through the rest of the country. “The time I spent here had a great impact on me,” admitted the WHO number one on his return to the capital, who said he was “deeply moved” by what he “saw and heard.”

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“There is one medicine, however, that the WHO cannot provide and that Ukraine needs more than any other. And that is peace,” Tedros said., acknowledging Ukraine, despite the devastation, “an extraordinary capacity for recovery”, and asking “the Russian Federation to stop this war”. “My message to all the Ukrainian people – she concluded – is that the WHO is with you.”

Last week, those responsible for the WHO said they were gathering evidence for a possible war crimes investigation into the attacks he says he documented by Russia. Moscow denies accusations from Ukraine and Western countries about possible war crimes and has also denied targeting civilians in the war.

President Vladimir Putin’s government has described its actions since February 24 as a “special military operation” to disarm Ukraine and rid it of what it calls Western-sponsored anti-Russian nationalism.

However, Ukraine and the West say that Russia has launched an unprovoked war of aggression.

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