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Video Somalia Listed as Worst Country for Maternal Health

Ranking based on statistics for condition of mothers, child mortality, education and women’s income in Somalia More

FILE - A man is sprayed with disinfectant at a newly built graveyard for Ebola victims in Monrovia, Liberia, March 2015.

WHO: Ebola Is Still a Risk, Requires Vigilance

Disease persists in West Africa; director-general announces reforms to speed response to health emergencies More

People are seen praying at St. Paul's Congregational Evangelical Church, Freetown, Sierra Leone, April 26, 2015. (N. deVries/VOA)

In Sierra Leone, Religion Major Player in Ebola Fight

Religious tolerance, pro-active clergy credited with all but stamping out disease in country where it has claimed more than 3,000 lives More

Delegate stands for a minute of silence in memory of the deceased health workers at the World Health Organization (WHO) assembly, May 18, 2015, Geneva.

WHO to Create New Program for Health Emergencies

WHO will set up a $100 million contingency fund to finance the emergency program, if the World Health Assembly approves it More

Video WHO: Cambodia's Mental Health Services 'Critically Neglected'

Experts say country has some of world’s worst mental health statistics – yet services remain underfunded More


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Merkel Urges Tighter WHO Management After 'Ebola Catastrophe'

World Health Organization director-general Margaret Chan came under heavy fire for slow response to epidemic which killed more than 11,000 people
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Morocco Eases Abortion Access

Procedure will be allowed in cases of rape, incest, danger to mother’s health or fetal deformity
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MSF Reflects On Ebola Outbreak

Medical aid group says survivors suffer many after effects that need attention
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Video Doctors Look to Prevent Another Ebola Epidemic

There's debate about whether a greater initial response to the recent outbreak would have done much more to contain it
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Niger Meningitis Outbreak Worsens

MSF says no vaccine available, early treatment a must
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Strength of Handshake Reflects Disease Risk, Study Contends

Researchers from Canada's McMaster University find reduced grip strength is consistently linked with early death, disability, illness
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WHO: Progress in Millennium Development Goals Still Not Sufficient

Millennium Development Goal to cut poverty in half by 2015 was met five years ago, but mixed picture emerges for other goals in World Health Statistics 2015 report
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WHO to Accelerate R&D for Ebola, Other Diseases

Research and development emphasized following lack of preparedness for Ebola epidemic which claimed more than 11,000 lives in West Africa
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VOA Documentary

Our documentary series examines the impact of the stigma of AIDS in several communities around the world. Hosted by Elton John, it premiered at the 20th International AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Our documentary series examines the impact of the stigma of AIDS in several communities around the world. Hosted by Elton John, it premiered at the 20th International AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne, Australia.