Health

Video Americans, Ex-Pats Send Relief Supplies to West Africa

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A villager carrying a child crosses a flooded area in the Jorhat district, in the Indian state of Assam, August 25, 2014, where the latest heavy rains have caused landslides and floods.

WHO: Climate Change Brings New Health Threats

World Health Organization warns major killer diseases will spread and health problems will worsen as the planet warms More

WHO: Dozens Monitored for Possible Ebola in DRC

World Health Organization says outbreak began with pregnant woman in Equateur province who fell sick with Ebola-like symptoms after butchering animal killed by husband More

FILE - Kenyan demonstrators take to the streets with calls for increased funding to ensure universal access to HIV/AIDS treatment, in Nairobi.

HIV Groups in Kenyan Slum Organize Self-Help

Support groups in Kibera slum offer free medications, psychosocial counseling to those infected with HIV, as well as their partners, families, caregivers More

People hand out foodstuff donated by the U.S at the West Point area that has been hard hit by the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, Aug. 26, 2014.

Reports: Ebola Causing Huge Damage to W. Africa Economies

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Ebola Threatens Food Security

FAO conducting rapid assessments in affected countries
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Social Anthropologist: 'Get Tough' Measures Won't Work for Ebola

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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.