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Colombian bishops urge president to address health crisis

March 01, 2016

Three Colombian bishops have called upon President Juan Manuel Santos to improve health care and other services in the northwestern region of the nation.

Citing a scarcity of doctors and hospitals and a high infant mortality rate, the bishops of Quibdó, Istmina-Tadó, and Apartadó called for water and sewage services in the administrative region of Choco, where “there are no effective plans for the care of disabled persons, the elderly, children, [and] indigenous communities.”


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