Doctors throughout Mauritania launched an indefinite nationwide strike on Monday, May 7, to protest poor working conditions and a lack of medical supplies, while also demanding an increase in their salaries. During the strike, hospitals may offer only critical care, and longer-than-normal waiting times are possible in all medical facilities; non-emergency cases may be turned away and scheduled doctor's appointments may be canceled. Related demonstrations are possible in the coming days and weeks, particularly in the capital city of Nouakchott.
Individuals in Mauritania are advised to confirm doctor's appointments and avoid protests as a precaution.
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