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Counterfeit Drugs

Fake, Substandard Medicines Pose Global Challenge

So-called 'fake drugs' include expired medicines, those with manufacturing defects, and bogus tablets More

Children bring their dogs for a free vaccination, Freetown, Sierra  Leone, April 12, 2015 (Nina deVries/VOA)

Sierra Leone's Stray Dog Population Doubles During Ebola Crisis

Many dog owners fear their pets could infect them with the virus and have abandoned them, leading to the increase and sparking fears of rabies More

Video New Brain Mapping Techniques Could Ease Chronic Pain

New methods for mapping pain in the brain not only validate sufferers of chronic pain but might someday also lead to better treatment More

New Test Set to Be Game Changer in Eradicating Malaria

Video New Test Set to Be Game Changer in Eradicating Malaria

As World Malaria Day approaches April 25, mortality rates are falling and Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test - in its last stage of trials - is having positive results in Kenya More

A rescue worker carries a child arriving at the Sicilian harbor of Pozzallo, April 19, 2015.

Migrant Deaths in Mediterranean Bring Call for Action

Aid group, citing 1,500 drownings, appeals for swift response to prevent further tragedy More


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Antibiotic Resistance Found in Isolated Amazonian Tribe

Yanomami villagers in Venezuela offer rare chance to see what microbes likely shared our bodies before civilizations evolved
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Study: Genetically-Engineered Food Bacteria Could Target Cancer

Researchers in US and Germany turn Salmonella into a weapon against cancerous tumors
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New Fund to Support Nutrition Programs for Children

Power of Nutrition funds supported by public and private finance.
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World Bank Boosts Aid to Ebola-affected Nations

Additional $650 million being offered to help Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone recover from devastating epidemic, bringing bank's aid total to more than $1.6 billion
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Video Study: Common Hormone Plays Role in Canine-Human Bond

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Guinea Finds 9 New Ebola Cases Near Sierra Leone Border

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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.