Health

Givenchi Predelus, who suffers from cholera, rests on a cot at the Cholera Treatment Center run by the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) in collaboration with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Port-au-Prince, April 13, 2015.

Haiti Struggles to Stem Cholera as Rains Come Early

From January to April this year, 14,226 Haitians infected with cholera - triple the number of cases from the same period last year, with Port-au-Prince hardest hit More

The World Health Organization says tobacco kills 6 million people yearly — a figure that is expected to rise to 8 million by 2030 unless urgent action is taken.

Study: Financial Incentives Effective as Stop-Smoking Tactic

Having people put their own money at risk if they don’t stop smoking works even better than giving them cash if they do quit More

A demonstrator uses a slingshot during clashes with government security forces in Cibitoke, a district in Bujumbura, Burundi, May 29, 2015.

Burundi’s Political Crisis May Become Humanitarian One

United Nations aid agencies issue warning as deadly violence sends tens of thousands fleeing More

FILE - This file photo provided by the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows a colorized transmission of the MERS coronavirus that emerged in 2012.

China Confirms First Case of MERS

Health commission says South Korean man, who is in isolation at hospital in southern China, also has fever and possibly pneumonia More

Video Researchers Study Ways to Help People Quit Smoking

World No Tobacco Day on May 31st offers smokers a chance to reconsider the habit More


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Indian City Offers Way to Cool Off During Killer Heatwave

Temperatures above 46 Celsius (114 Fahrenheit) have been baking states such as Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, as well as the capital New Delhi
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WHO: Stop Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products

UN agency urges member states to sign international treaty to eliminate nefarious trade
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India's Restrictions on Several NGOs Raise Concerns

Political analysts link recent clampdown on advocacy groups to report last year that said foreign-funded NGO’s negatively impact economic development
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FAO: Asia Pacific Reaches Goal, But Millions Still Face Chronic Hunger

While economic growth has been a primary driver in lowering rates of hunger, challenges remain to ensure progress is sustained
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India's PM Modi to Lead Mass Yoga Event

UN declares June 21 first International Day of Yoga after adopting measure proposed by Modi last year in his first speech at UN General Assembly
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In Bangladesh, Grassroots Efforts to End Violence Against Women

Program called Shokhi aims to improve health, reduce sexual abuse in Dhaka slums where gender-based, domestic violence is widespread
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Survivors Strive for Ebola-free Sierra Leone

Survivors are playing a key role, helping raise awareness about the disease by going out into communities every day to educate people
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UN: 'Significant Challenges’ in Tanzania Cholera Outbreak

UNHCR reports measures to control cholera in western Tanzania’s Lake Tanganyika area appear to be working
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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.