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Striking Health Workers Defy Zambia Minister’s Order

Nurses and midwives of Zambia’s University Teaching Hospital say they’re refusing to return to work until the government keeps a promise to improve their living conditions. The health workers, who began their strike last week, have so far defied health minister Dr. Joseph Kasonde’s demand to go back to work. “I am not appealing to them, but I am directing and instructing them as their employer to resume work with immediate effect,” said Kasonde. But, the workers refuse to return to...

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