[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdcn5fN8mnc&w=480&h=270] Doreen Namasala has been a community health worker for over a decade in rural Malawi, a small landlocked country in southeast Africa. With a population of roughly 15 million, an estimated 60 percent of women report having…

Community health workers receive new cell phones as incentives to continue their malaria rapid reporting. Photo by Imani Cheers/PBS NewsHour. LIVINGSTONE, Zambia --Tokozile Ngwenya-Kangombe, a project coordinator with Akros Research, knows first-hand how dangerous malaria can be for…

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,…

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:…

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…

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