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Plague Outbreak in Madagascar Could Spread

Madagascar's health ministry reports Tuesday the disease has killed 47 people and says the number of suspected cases is up to 138 More

FILE - A man smokes a cigarette in a public place in the northern in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, April 2014.

India Moves Toward Ban on Loose Cigarettes

Goal is to discourage smoking in nation where almost one million people die annually of tobacco-related diseases More

In this April 13, 2014 photo provided by Kumamoto Prefecture, local government workers in white protective overalls line up to be  sprayed disinfectant in Taragicho, Kumamoto Prefecture, western Japan. The 112,000 chickens were ordered culled on Monday, April 14 after two chickens tested positive for a highly pathogenic avian influenza at a farm in the town. (AP Photo/Kumamoto Prefecture)

New Bird Flu Strain Reaches Europe

FAO, OIE urged increased surveillance and prevention methods More

Women who underwent surgery at a government mass sterilization camp pose for pictures inside hospital, Bilaspur district in the eastern Indian state of Chhattisgarh, India, Nov. 14, 2014.

Lab: India's Deadly Post-sterilization Drugs Tainted

Death of 13 women, sickening of many more raise questions about practice of conducting mass sterilizations at health camps More

Health workers put on protective gear outside a mosque before disinfecting it, in Bamako, Mali, Nov. 14, 2014.

Video Mali Attempts to Shut Down Ebola Transmission Chain

North African country scrambling to monitor people who came in contact with Ebola patients after several people died of the virus and new cases emerged 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.