Economy

Reuters examines Macron seeks remedy for French 'healthcare deserts'

Reuters examines Macron seeks remedy for French 'healthcare deserts'

Reuters travelled to the French town of Laval to examine the challenges French President Emmanuel Macron faces in overhauling an ailing health system. As more and more doctors move out of rural areas and into cities, it leaves large “deserts” where basic health services are minimal and even non-existent. Retired doctors are returning to work to ease the strain, but it will take political will and major investment to turn the situation around.