Thousands of chronic disease patients die in Ukraine

WHO says few hospitals are functioning due to the Russian invasion leaving many without access to life-saving healthcare

At least 3000 people have died in Ukraine because they have been unable to access treatments for chronic diseases such as HIV/AIDS and cancer, according to the WHO.

Ukrainian children with cancer and other chronic illnesses are transferred for treatment in Poland. Photo: Getty.

The global health agency has documented some 200 attacks on the country's healthcare facilities, and

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