GlobalHealth

  • August 22, 2011   BY Jill Braden Balderas and PRI's The World  

    In countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa, health workers often treat patients for malaria even when a test indicates the parasite isn’t present. The practice worries many health experts. Continue reading

  • August 19, 2011   BY Talea Miller  

    Each week the NewsHour’s global health unit highlights what’s new in the Twitterverse from the world of health and development. Follow us on Twitter at NewsHourGlobal. View “Weekly Twitter Round Up” on Storify

  • August 18, 2011   BY Talea Miller  

    Doctors treat a baby in Misrata, Libya. Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images. The World Health Organization is rushing to secure medical supplies for Libya now that millions in Gadhafi’s government assets can be used for urgent health needs. The Dutch … Continue reading

  • August 17, 2011   BY Talea Miller  

    HIV testing in Haiti. Photo by UNICEF. There’s been a slowdown in HIV/AIDS donations from rich countries to developing nations, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation and UNAIDS. An analysis released this week found that donors … Continue reading

  • August 16, 2011   BY Helen Branswell for the Pulitzer Center  

    An army of vaccination teams working in high-risk areas of India are helping fight the crippling polio virus. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2011  

    Five months after the deadly tsunami and Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, Japanese authorities have acknowledged that they misled residents about the radioactive dangers. John Sparks of Independent Television News gets an inside look at the area and reports on how citizens are dealing with the ongoing risks. Continue reading

  • August 15, 2011   BY Talea Miller  

    A malnourished refugee child in Dadaab, Kenya. Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images. Scenes of emaciated children and weary families crowded into refugee camps have been playing on televisions around the world for weeks now. But the famine hitting the Horn … Continue reading

  • August 12, 2011   BY Talea Miller  

    Each week the NewsHour’s global health unit highlights what’s new in the Twitterverse from the world of health and development. Follow us on Twitter at NewsHourGlobal. View “Weekly Twitter Round Up” on Storify

  • August 12, 2011   BY Fred de Sam Lazaro  

    Watch the full episode. See more Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly. This segment originally aired on PBS’ Religion & Ethics Newsweekly. The practice of “female circumcision” is widespread, affecting an estimated 140 million women worldwide. It is also unspoken. Even its … Continue reading

  • August 9, 2011   BY Chantal Anderson and PRI's The World  

    C-section rates are skyrocketing in some of the world’s poorest countries for reasons that may have little to do with the health of the mother or the child. Continue reading