Actress Ashley Jenson visits a Mobile Health Clinic in Holambi Kalan, northwest Delhi
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Extras actress Ashley Jensen visits Indian health clinic

There is a warning that the lives of hundreds of millions of children across the world are being put at risk by a shortage of health workers.

Save the Children says millions in Africa and Asia die every year from preventable diseases like pneumonia and diarrhoea because they never get to see a doctor or nurse.

The charity is calling on world leaders gathering for the UN General Assembly in New York to tackle what it says is a global shortfall of health workers.

Actress Ashley Jensen has been to India and told Radio 5 live Breakfast about seing the situation first hand.

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Breakfast broadcasts weekdays 0600 to 0900 on Radio 5 live.

  • 19 Sep 2011
  • From the section Health