Health workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo are racing against time to contain an outbreak of Ebola. So far, the World Health Organization reports at least 25 people have died out of the 58 people who have gotten the virus. VOA's Carol Pearson reports that efforts to vaccinate people exposed to Ebola started more than 10 days ago.
The California public health system will start delivering healthy meals to 1,000 patients with congestive heart failure or type 2 diabetes... and little purchasing power. The patients, who are part of a pioneering three-year pilot program, will receive a personalized diet and nutritional education to determine the impact of good nutrition on their ailment, and whether a healthier menu can lower their medical costs.
Nigeria has the world's highest occurrence of fistulas - abnormal holes in the birth canal. Between 400,000 to 800,000 women in Nigeria developed the condition while giving birth. The Nigerian government says addressing early marriage will help to reduce fistulas, but health workers say other cultural factors are also to blame for the high rate. Chika Oduah traveled to the cities of Sokoto, Jos and Kaduna to visit fistula treatment hospitals and meet women afflicted with the condition.