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Behind the Life-saving Ebola Vaccine is a Story of Missed Opportunity
Developing new reliable treatments to disease often requires perfect confluence of time, money and scientific breakthrough. For some, it's no surprise that western governments and private corporations missed an early chance to cure what they saw as a niche disease in Africa.
August 13, 2019
What the Failures of the Last Ebola Outbreak Can Teach Us About the Future
FRONTLINE spoke to a range of global health experts about the lessons that were learned from the epidemic in West Africa, and what is being done to avoid making similar mistakes with the current outbreak ā€” and future ones.
August 13, 2019
How Building Community Trust Can Help Fight Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo
International organizations working on the ground in the Democratic Republic of Congo have focused on building community trust as the Ebola outbreak has worn on.
August 13, 2019
Manager Accused of Squelching Abuse Report at U.S. Indian Health Service Center Quits
Subordinates said a U.S. Indian Health Service manager ordered them not to report allegations of child sexual abuse at Unity Healing Center in North Carolina.
August 1, 2019
Coal Miners To Demand Congress Restore Full Black Lung Benefits Tax
Dozens of coal miners are expected to press federal regulators and members of Congress to address an epidemic of the advanced stage of black lung disease during a visit to Capitol Hill.
July 23, 2019
Medical, Leadership Problems Persist at U.S. Indian Health Service Hospital, Report Finds
Even after overhaul, watchdog cites issues at facility on Rosebud Sioux reservation; separate report criticizes handling of opioids at five Indian hospitals.
July 22, 2019
Judge Orders Expanded Oversight for Mentally Ill New Yorkers In Supported Housing
A report released this week, commissioned after a ProPublica and FRONTLINE investigation, found that not enough people in a New York housing program for those with mental illness were covered by an incident reporting system, among other gaps.
July 12, 2019
Watch FRONTLINE's 5 Most-Streamed Documentaries of 2019 (So Far)
Looking for documentaries to binge-watch this summer? We've got you covered.
July 2, 2019
U.S. Indian Health Service Revamps Rules for Sexual-Abuse Reporting at Substance-Abuse Facility
The U.S. Indian Health Service has overhauled sex-abuse reporting practices at a troubled North Carolina substance-abuse treatment center after allegations its managers mishandled a 2016 incident.
July 2, 2019
Pedophile Doctor Faces Board That Could Take Away His Pension
A former government pediatrician who has been convicted of sexually assaulting his Native American patients now faces a military-style disciplinary board that could strip him of his pension, a senior U.S. health official said in a letter.
June 28, 2019
Regulators Resist Call For Action In Response To Black Lung Epidemic
The nation's top coal mine safety regulator told members of Congress on Thursday that existing safety regulations are sufficient to protect miners from toxic dust, despite calls for change amid an epidemic of advanced black lung disease among coal miners in Appalachia.
June 21, 2019
A Suicide Attempt, an Order to Keep Silent: A U.S. Agency Mishandled Sex-Abuse Claims
The Indian Health Service discouraged employees from alerting law enforcement when they suspected coworkers of sexual misconduct with Native American youngsters. ā€˜Do not contact anybody,ā€™ a manager ordered.
June 7, 2019