Health

FILE - Young schoolboys walk home in the village of Nyumbani, Kenya, which caters to children who lost their parents to HIV, and grandparents who lost their children to HIV.

Report: People in Rural Areas Lose Out on Health Care

International Labor Organization reports 56 percent of world’s rural populations have no health coverage More

Lancet Commissioner Professor Nyengo Mkandawire from the Malawi College of Medicine teaching at the COOL-funded spine surgery course at AIC-CURE Children’s Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya in April 2014. The spine course was led by Professor Chris Lavy from the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford (also a Lancet Commissioner).

Photogallery Lancet Report Calls for Major Investment in Surgery

In its report published by The Lancet, panel of experts says people are dying from conditions easily treated in the operating room such as hernia, appendicitis, obstructed labor, and serious fractures More

FILE - A flock of turkeys at a Minnesota poultry farm.

Minnesota Declares Emergency Over Bird Flu Outbreak

Fast-spreading strain of avian flu has led to extermination of more than 7.3 million birds across US More

A government health worker takes a blood sample from a woman to be tested for malaria in Ta Gay Laung village hall in Hpa-An district in Kayin state, southeastern Myanmar, Nov. 28, 2014.

Video Gains Being Made Against Malaria

On eve of World Malaria Day, World Health Organization reports deaths from malaria in past 10 years have been cut by 47 percent worldwide, even more - 54 percent - in sub-Saharan Africa More

A government health worker takes a blood sample from a woman to be tested for malaria in Ta Gay Laung village hall in Hpa-An district in Kayin state, southeastern Myanmar, Nov. 28, 2014.

WHO: Political Will, Money Can Defeat Malaria

Ahead of World Malaria Day - April 25 - UN agency is calling for action to close remaining gaps in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of deadly disease More


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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.