Health

Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gestures next to his wife Melinda French Gates during the session 'Sustainable Development: A Vision for the Future' in the Swiss mountain resort of Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2015.

India Honors Bill Gates With Civilian Award

Highest civilian honor given to billionaire philanthropist, Microsoft co-founder, and his wife Melinda for their work to improve health in developing countries More

FILE - Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization.

WHO's Late Efforts in Tackling Ebola Highlight Need for Reform

Health experts debate measures to reform agency’s response to global public health emergencies in special one-day session on deadly outbreak More

FILE - A patient, right, is attended to at an AIDS clinic at the Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg.

'Clubs' Keep S. African HIV Patients on Drug Regimens

Objective is to make it easier for relatively healthy patients to stay engaged, on schedule with lifelong therapy More

FILE - The logo of the World Health Organization is seen at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

WHO: Ebola Declining but Still a Threat

WHO says steep decline of Ebola cases is very encouraging, but warns epidemic is far from over and that countries must remain vigilant More

FILE - In this undated GAVI photo, an auxiliary nurse midwife prepares a vaccine shot at a health clinic in Purani Panapur, India.

Vaccines Alliance Set to Ramp Up Its Work, Hopes to Raise $7.5B

Nonprofit GAVI's goal: Immunize another 300 million children between 2016 and 2020, saving an estimated 5 million to 6 million lives More


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New Ebola Drug, Vaccine Trials to Begin Soon

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease 'Cured' With Fecal Transplant

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Cuban Doctor, Recovered From Ebola, Resumes Work

Felix Baez returns to Sierra Leone to continue treating patients with the deadly virus
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Hundreds of new infections of multi-drug resistance to diseases were reported; inadequate pharmaceutical policies add to the crisis
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Big Drop in New Ebola Cases in West Africa

Last week's sharp drop raises hopes the regional epidemic is on the wane
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UN: Time for Ebola Recovery Strategy

Assessment missions conducted in Sierra Leone, aims to rebuild key sectors
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Researchers Reduce MS Disability With Stem Cells

Using patient’s own stem cells in single treatment, scientists have significantly reduced - and in some cases, reversed - disability caused by crippling disorder
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Reforms Proposed for Ebola-Stricken Health Care Systems

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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.