Health

Anne Stausboll (R), chief executive of CalPERS in conversation with Gina McCarthy at Ceres' 12th annual conference in San Francisco. (Photo: Courtesy Rob Scheid)

Environmental Group Helps Big Companies to Change Practices

After the spill and clean up cost Exxon Mobil more than $4.3 billion, Ceres decided to speak a language the corporate world would understand: environmentalism can translate to profits More

Burundi to Postpone Local, Parliamentary Elections

Grenade Attack Kills at Least 2 in Bujumbura

Latest violence is sparked by Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for another term in office More

This undated colorized transmission electron micrograph image made available by the CDC shows an Ebola virus virion. (Frederick Murphy/CDC via AP)

Anti-Ebola Compounds Show Promise

Researchers in US and Serbia conduct joint study More

Desmond Tutu campaigns for the rights of older people as part of Help Age International's Action 2015. (Credit: Help Age Int'l)

Tutu Lends Support to Age Campaign

Help Age International has launched Action 2015 campaign More

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Procedure will be allowed in cases of rape, incest, danger to mother’s health or fetal deformity
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MSF Reflects On Ebola Outbreak

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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.