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FILE - A woman is injected by a health care worker, left, as she takes part in an Ebola virus vaccine trial, at one of the largest hospital's Redemption hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, Feb. 2, 2015.

WHO: Decision on Ebola Mass Vaccination in August at Earliest

Liberia is already testing both the GlaxoSmithKlineand Merck-NewLink vaccines, while Sierra Leone and Guinea are due to announce plans soon More

Video FGM Remains Rampant in Some Kenyan Communities

UN holds International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation - practice said to affect more than 140 million girls and women globally More

FILE - A man smokes in front of a "no smoking" sign outside a shopping mall in Shanghai, Jan. 10, 2014.

WHO: Treaty Making Inroads in Global Tobacco Epidemic

World Health Organization says it is celebrating a number of successes in reducing tobacco use during the past 10 years More

Truvada pills, initially used to treat people with HIV, are a main component of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), where the drug is used to prevent infection. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Studies Support Truvada as Prevention

Findings released at Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections More

So Others May See offers brand new custom fitted eyeglasses in Sri Lanka. (Courtesy SOMS)

Sri Lankan-American Has Mission for Better Vision

Rather than recycle used eyeglasses, Ashanthi Mathai created So Others May See to make new ones for people in need in her homeland More


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WHO Launches Billion-Dollar Health Appeal for Four Countries

UN agency warns that health conditions in CAR, Iraq, South Sudan, and Syria are deteriorating
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Study: Early Peanut Exposure May Prevent Allergies

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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.