Dec. 4, 2013
Malnutrition, infection rife in Central African Republic as violence escalates
An escalation of violence in the Central African Republic is causing thousands to flee their homes into the wilderness, posing a humanitarian challenge in a country that has suffered from destabilization for years.
Nov. 29, 2013
How to fight HIV through dance
Lloyd Bore knows a dance that's been proven to fight HIV. It's a difficult performance -- one filled with flailing, gyrations and acrobatics. But if it's done right, those who witness it walk away partially immune from the virus that causes AIDS. Here's how it works.
Nov. 19, 2013
Celebrate World Toilet Day with a potty
Did you know that Tuesday is the first World Toilet Day designated by the United Nations? Imagine the party favors.
Nov. 5, 2013
The HIV rebound nobody is discussing
Is an AIDS-free generation on the horizon? Not without the help of sex workers and other marginalized "key populations," public health officials say.
Oct. 29, 2013
Will polio outbreak inspire international community to do more about Syria?
Ten cases of polio have been confirmed in Syria -- the first appearance of the disease in the country since 1999. Gwen Ifill speaks with Joel Charny of InterAction on how the outbreak adds to the challenge of the humanitarian crisis and how the ongoing war has caused the destruction of the nation's medical infrastructure.
Oct. 8, 2013
Children of Zaatari
This collection of photos from the World Food Programme (WFP) shows life inside Zaatari, the largest Syrian refugee camp. The camp, which houses over 100,000 Syrians in Jordan, has challenged organizations like WFP to provide enough resources.
Sept. 11, 2013
The Fixable Crisis of Traffic Fatalities
This Saturday on NewsHour Weekend, we look at recent changes to drunken-driving laws in British Columbia that have led to a roughly 50 percent decrease in alcohol-related fatalities.
Aug. 15, 2013
The Street of Blood and Smoke
On a narrow, dusty street in Tanzania, two women are fighting on the front lines of the global battle against TB and HIV. One is a nurse. The other is a drug dealer. This is the story of the controversial techniques they jointly use to fight two of the world's deadliest diseases.
May 10, 2013
In South Africa, Using Mobile Technology to Improve Maternal Health Access
More than 43,000 babies die in South Africa each year before they're one-month old. A full 75,000 don't make it to their fifth birthday. But a network affectionately known as MAMA is hoping to bring those numbers down dramatically with a simple tool: cell phones.
May 9, 2013
In Senegal, a Campaign of Education and Dialogue on a Painful Rite of Passage
Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from the West African nation of Senegal, where some advocates are working to discourage the widespread and painful traditional practice of female circumcision (or genital mutilation) through education and compassionate discussion.
May 8, 2013
Preventing Drug Shortages with Cell Phones in Malawi
Eighty percent of the 13 million Malawians live in rural areas, making delivering health services challenging, especially in remote parts with no roads.
May 7, 2013
Best and Worst Countries for Babies on Their First Day of Life
One million babies die each year on the day they are born, according to a new study released by the international nonprofit Save the Children. In its annual "State of the World's Mothers" report, the group has ranked which countries are best and worst at helping newborns survive their first day of life.
April 26, 2013
Maternal Health Hotline Helps Malawians Stay Connected
In Malawi, an estimated 60 percent of women report having serious problems accessing health care due to distance. But as mobile technology skyrockets across the African continent, the ministry of health and NGOs are collaborating with communities to use cell phones to address causes of poor health care for women and children.
April 25, 2013
How Cell Phones Are Helping Fight Malaria
Community health workers in Zambia receive new cell phones as incentives to continue their malaria rapid reporting. Zambia is home to the deadliest form of a parasite that causes malaria, with the disease affects more than 4 million people in country a year.
March 26, 2013
'The World Needs You, Badly,' Edward O. Wilson Tells Young Scientists
Edward O. Wilson's "Letters to a Young Scientist" is a book about finding your passion for science and following it faithfully. "Be prepared mentally for some amount of chaos and failure," he writes. "Daydream a lot."
Feb. 8, 2013
News Wrap: British Food Safety Office Orders Testing After Horse Meat Revelation
In other news Friday, the British government has ordered that products be tested after a major European food supplier found horse meat had been marketed as a beef ingredient. Also, police in California and Nevada continued their manhunt for Christopher Dorner, an ex-Los Angeles cop who has been on a deadly killing spree.