Health

Health workers accompany a nine-year-old who contracted the Ebola virus to a Monrovia treatment center on Sept. 30, 2014.

New Africa Regional Chief Aims to Shake Up Maligned WHO Office

An internal review reportedly had concluded that WHO's former Africa Division chief had botched the initial response to the epidemic More

Pediatrician Charles Goodman vaccinates Cameron Fierro, 1, with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine at his practice in Northridge, Calif., Jan. 29, 2015.

Measles Cases Mount; White House Urges Vaccinations

Cases in the US since December now have topped 100 More

In her new book "The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults," Frances Jensen explains the strengths and weaknesses of the brain at this stage of development.

Understanding the Teen Brain Key for Better Parenting

Neuroscientist dispels some myths, and explains the strengths and weaknesses of teenagers' minds at this stage of development More

Virologist Spencer Stonier works with Ebola samples in a maximum danger bio-safety laboratory at USAMRIID in Fort Detrick, Maryland, December 11, 2014.

Multimedia VOA SPECIAL REPORT: Despite Danger, Best US Minds Battle Deadly Virus

Scientists at America's premier biological research center race to find effective drugs, speedier tests and a safe vaccine amid the deadliest outbreak of Ebola in history More

A portion of a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) Ebola treatment unit burns as the MSF begins decommissioning the facility in Monrovia, Liberia, Jan. 26, 2015.

IFRC Warns Complacency Could Set Back Ebola Progress

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies warns that Ebola crisis is not over, despite declining number of new cases, and urges caution and vigilance 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.