Austerity measures have inflicted “shocking” harm on the health of the Greek population

In a damngreek health emergencying article published in The Lancet (pdf), academics from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have reported evidence of rising infant mortality rates, soaring levels of HIV infection among drug users, the return of malaria, and a surge in the suicides from 2009 and 2011.

The authors accuse the government and the troika of being “in denial” about the scale of the hardship inflicted on the people of Greece by the unprecedented cuts in health spending. “The people of Greece deserve better.”

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