At least nine people have been killed for their involvement in Pakistan’s polio eradication campaign to deliver vaccines to 33 million children. The World Health Organization and UNICEF announced a temporary suspension of the vaccination campaign due to safety concerns. Tom Clarke of Independent Television News reports. Continue reading
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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