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Police guard a roadblock as Sierra Leone government enforces a three day lock down on movement of all people in an attempt to fight the Ebola virus in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sept. 19, 2014.

Video Sierra Leone's Ebola Lockdown Continues

Thousands of health workers are going door to door in the West African country of 6 million, informing people of how to avoid Ebola, handing out soap More

A group of elderly men take a rest on their wheelchairs at a park in Beijing, (File photo).

Renewed International Efforts Could Prevent Premature Adult Deaths

Sustained initiative could be slashed by 40 percent within next 20 years, according to new study that concludes most of the deaths of those aged 50 to 69 are preventable More

A member of the Free Revolutionary Police carries out an inspection on a measles vaccine in the southern Idlib, Sept. 17, 2014.

Syrian Children Die From Tainted Measles Vaccine

WHO, UNICEF investigating death of at least 15 children; immunization campaign in both Idlib and Deir Ezzour provinces suspended More

A health worker is sprayed with disinfectant after he worked with patients that contracted the Ebola virus, at a clinic  in Monrovia, Liberia, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014.  Border closures, flight bans and mass quarantines are creating a sense of siege in the W

Liberia Ebola Fight Needs More Aid

SIM USA among groups tackling crisis in Liberia More

Video Islamic State, Ebola to Top UNGA Agenda

US ambassador Samantha Power says annual meeting illustrates 'founding purpose' of United Nations, which aims to bring leaders together to address global challenges More


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WHO Continues Ebola Fight Despite Murders

World Health Organization calls for probe, urges empathy after slayings of medical educators in Guinea
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Sierra Leone to ‘Close Down’ Over Ebola Containment Measure

Information minister says exercise aims to curb escalating disease infection rate
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Ebola Awareness Campaign Begins

Government goal is to reach all 6 million in country
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West Africa reports more than 700 new Ebola cases in a week; UN Security Council to discuss international response
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Tests in mice on melanoma and breast cancer cells showed that administering an antioxidant stopped the production of superoxide
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UN to Establish Health Mission to Contain Ebola

UN Security Council unanimously adopts resolution deeming outbreak 'a threat to international peace and security'
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Blood Test Could Diagnose Depression

Test could help diagnose and treat patients, help remove stigma of common mental illness
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US Official Tries to Allay Fear Ebola Could Become Airborne

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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.