On Channel 4: Africa’s scandalous shortage of pain medications

Categories: In The Media.

“Without the political will to change, vulnerable people remain deprived of humane treatment and an end to life free of pain.”

This is the conclusion of the documentary ‘Senegal: Africa’s Drug Scandal’ which is due to be broadcast on Channel 4 at 7:35pm tonight (Friday 30 May 2014).

In the documentary, we see reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy and director Daniel Bogado travel to Senegal to reveal how patients across the continent are being deprived of the single most important drug for relieving the pain of cancer – morphine – despite governments having the funds to purchase supplies.

Following broadcast, the programme will be available to watch on 4oD. Find out more on the Unreported World website.

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