Caregivers of patients hold plastic chairs over their heads while a nurse takes cover under a table as they participate in a metropolitan Manila-wide earthquake drill designed to boost preparedness in the country at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. Filipinos poured out of buildings and shopping malls in a massive drill across Manila on Thursday to brace for an earthquake that experts fear could kill tens of thousands and displace millions.
Fans of the Royal family wait outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s hospital in London, on Monday. Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is due to give birth to her second child at the hospital some time in the next two weeks
A woman, who underwent a sterilisation surgery at a government mass sterilisation “camp”, sits in hospital bed at Chhattisgarh Institute of Medical Sciences (CIMS) hospital in Bilaspur, in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh. The doctor whose sterilisation of 83 women in less than three hours ended in at least a dozen deaths said on Thursday the express operations were his moral responsibility and blamed adulterated medicines for the tragedy. Dr R. K Gupta, who says he has conducted more than 50,000 such operations, denied that his equipment was rusty or dirty and said it was the government’s duty to control the number of people that turned up at his family-planning “camp”.
Juan Manuel Parra, a doctor who treated Spanish nurse Teresa Romero Ramos who contracted Ebola, looks out of an open window of the isolation ward as another person occupying an adjacent room looks on, at Madrid’s Carlos III hospital
A young girl waits at a hospital in Foredugu, where patients suffering from Ebola are being treated. Ebola may only be present in a few African nations, but fears over the crippling outbreak are infecting economies across the continent
A Palestinian girl who was wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a UN school in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, waits for treatment at the Kamal Edwin hospital in Beit Lahia where victims from the attack were brought to early on Wednesday
Palestinians and first responders rush a man to the emergency room in Kamal Adwan Hospital. He got injured when a UN school for refugees was according to medics hit by an Israeli tank shell. Witnesses, who were in the school run by the United Nations for Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA), said Israeli tanks fired four shells at the school.
A nine-year-old Palestinian boy holds his 1-and-a half-year-old sister in the emergency room of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City on Friday. The girl was injured by shrapnel after a tank fired at their home in the Shuja’iyya neighbourhood of East Gaza early morning
Chelsea pensioners attend the annual Founder’s Day parade at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, on Thursday
Uncles of Pakistani student, Zoubair Latif, 17, who was killed in a suicide bombing, wait at a hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan to take the body for burial. A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up not far from Pakistan’s military headquarters on Monday, killing more than a dozen people. It came a day after a powerful bomb ripped through a Pakistan army truck in the country’s northern city of Bannu near the Afghan border, killing at least 20 soldiers.
Afghan women wait to receive medical treatment at a local hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. In rural areas women are not allowed to seek medical help from a male doctor. Afghanistan has the second-highest maternal mortality rate in the world.
Patients suffering from the mosquito-borne dengue fever in an isolation ward at a hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The disease is particularly prevalent during the monsoon season
People pray in Pretoria’s Petra church during a gospel mass on Sunday. Nelson Mandela, former South African president, remains in a critical condition in Pretoria’s Medi Clinic Heart hospital where emotional crowds continue to gather, as relatives and clan elders make preparations for the revered former leader’s final journey
A woman from a prayer group plays an instrument on Thursday outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where former South African president Nelson Mandela is staying. The exhumed remains of three of Nelson Mandela’s children at the centre of an ugly family feud were due to undergo forensic tests today before reburial in the anti-apartheid hero’s childhood village. The public row comes as the 94-year-old former political prisoner, who became South Africa’s first black president, lies critically ill in hospital.
Seven-year-old Lehlohonolo Nkosi waves in front of her mother’s shadow as they leave the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital, where Nelson Mandela, former South African President, is being treated, in Pretoria on Wednesday
Well-wisher Daniel Sello cries out his thanks to Nelson Mandela in front of the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria where the former South African president is being treated. Mr Mandela is spending a sixth day in hospital and while there was no immediate update on his health on Thursday, President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday said Mr Mandela was responding better to treatment for a recurring lung infection.