This year's UN report on TB is a shocker. The reported number of new infections drastically increased over the past year, and doctors know at least four million people with TB are not being treated at all. VOA's Carol Pearson has more about this disease, which the UN says is at epidemic levels.
Accidents in which people lose limbs often take place in impoverished regions where survivors cannot afford state-of-the art prosthetics. Two Belarusian men have used simple and easily available materials to construct a prosthetic arm that almost anyone can make at home. Zlatica Hoke has more.