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FILE - India experienced an outbreak of plague in September 1994 that killed 50 people. Above, a patient with plague symptoms, foreground, awaits test results with his mother at New Delhi’s Infectious Disease Hospital.

Minor Changes Made 'Black Death' Germ Lethal

Scientists, in research using mice, are able to retrace fateful addition of a gene that then mutated centuries ago More

A boy searches for food amongst litter in Sanaa, April 8, 2015.

UNICEF: Millions of Yemeni Children Face Disease, Malnutrition

UN Children's Fund says continued fighting, dysfunctional health centers and power interruptions putting lives of Yemeni children at risk More

Dr. Carissa F. Etienne (c) director, PAHO speaks during an announcement that Cuba is world's first country to receive validation of having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and Syphilis, June 30, 2015 in Washington.

WHO Declares Cuba First Country to End Mother-to-child HIV Transmission

In 2013, only two children in Cuba were born with HIV and five with syphilis, according to World Health Organization statement More

FILE - A man is sprayed with disinfectant after he celebrated the memory of a loved one who died due to the Ebola virus at a newly build grave yard for Ebola virus victims in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Liberians held a church service Wednesday

Ebola Returns to Liberia

Liberian health minister tells VOA teenager died June 24 and was given safe burial the next day More

FILE - The shadow of a pedestrian is cast over a banner for a HIV testing center in Gaborone, Botswana.

Study: 10th-grade Education Cuts HIV Risk

Risk of infection overall fell more than eight percentage points, from 25.5 percent to 17.4 percent, Botswana case study shows 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.