GlobalHealth

  • December 20, 2012  

    While aid groups operate with apolitical, humanitarian intentions, workers trying to bring relief in the middle of conflicts often find themselves in danger. Ray Suarez talks to Joel Charny of InterAction about the recent deaths of health workers trying to eradicate polio in Pakistan and the "erosion of safety" for aid groups. Continue reading

  • December 14, 2012   BY Joanne Silberner and PRI's The World  

    This story is part of a series, Cancer’s New Battleground: the Developing World. Above: A patient receives chemotherapy at the Uganda Institute. Photo by Joanne Silberner. In an open ward at Mulago Hospital in Uganda’s capital city, Kampala, an elderly … Continue reading

  • December 13, 2012   BY Joanne Silberner and PRI's The World  

    Veronica Alebo, a young Burkitt’s lymphoma patient, has a large tumor in her abdomen. She receives treatment at the Uganda Cancer Institute in Kampala. Photo by Jacqueline Koch. This story is part of a series, Cancer’s New Battleground: the Developing … Continue reading

  • December 12, 2012   BY Cat Wise  

    As the death toll from cholera continues to mount in Haiti nearly three years after the tragic earthquake, results from a successful vaccine pilot project earlier this year are providing some hope for Haitians and international health officials. The story is a follow-up to Special Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro’s in-depth report about on-going efforts to treat those who are ill and improve sanitation in the country.
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  • December 12, 2012   BY Joanne Silberner and PRI's The World  

    This story is part of a series, Cancer’s New Battleground: the Developing World. Above: Indian women participate in a women’s march in Mumbai on Monday. Photo by Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images. Cervical cancer used to kill more women in the United … Continue reading

  • December 10, 2012   BY Joanne Silberner and PRI's The World  

    This story is part of a series, Cancer’s New Battleground, the Developing World. Above, Haitians wait for the doors to open in 2006 at a free clinic in Cange. Photo by Thony Belizaire/AFP/Getty Images. Haiti is the poorest country in … Continue reading

  • December 10, 2012   BY Joanne Silberner and PRI's The World  

    While America has been “waging war on cancer” for more than 40 years, a greater number of people die from cancer in low- and middle-income countries than from TB, HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. In this week-long series, our partners at PRI investigate the political, cultural, and logistical obstacles that make tackling cancer so difficult across most of the globe.
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  • December 4, 2012  

    Ten months after Haiti struggled to recover from a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake, the nation suffered a public health epidemic. Cholera appeared for the first time in 100 years, making 600,000 Haitians ill and leaving 7,500 dead so far. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports. Continue reading

  • November 30, 2012   BY Jason Kane  

    An Indian child walks past a mural painted on the side of a train Kolkata in West Bengal, India. India has the world’s third largest population living with HIV/AIDS. Photo by Dibyangshu Sarkar/ AFP/ Getty Images. An AIDS-free generation? Sounds … Continue reading

  • November 30, 2012   BY Ellen Rolfes  

    Courtesy of University of Rochester. World AIDS Day is Dec. 1, a day devoted to the fight against HIV and for showing support for those living with the virus. It also is a day that has been used to raise … Continue reading