WHO: At least 3,000 dead from disease in Ukraine

STORY: So far, the global health agency has documented some 200 attacks in Ukraine on healthcare facilities, and few hospitals are currently functioning, the official, Hans Kluge, told a regional meeting attended by 53 member states as well as senior colleagues from WHO.

"40% of households have at least one member in need of chronic treatment that they can no longer find, resulting in an estimated at least 3,000 premature avoidable deaths," he said in a speech, mentioning diseases such as HIV/AIDS and cancer.

WHO officials said last week they were gathering evidence for possible war crimes investigation into attacks it says it has documented by Russia which has denied previous accusations by Ukraine and Western nations has also denied targeting civilians in the war.

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