The Indian state of Rajasthan is about to launch a large-scale program to treat intestinal worms among its public school students. The idea isn’t simply to make the kids healthier – it’s to enable them to study harder and get ahead in life.
A yacht that had docked in the port of Smir, in northern Morocco, was escorted out of the port by authorities.
Health workers in Africa have made great strides treating severe malnutrition thanks to a therapeutic food called Plumpy’Nut. Yet India, which has its own child malnutrition problems, has blocked importation of the product. So Indian doctors are now concocting their own locally made version.
As a journalist living and working in a foreign country, I like to think of myself as being culturally sensitive and aware regardless of where I’m reporting from. But I hadn’t realized that the pressures of being a journalist can dampen some of that sensitivity.
Thousands of people in the Asian island nation of Sri Lanka have been struck by a mysterious and deadly form of kidney disease. A new study points to a likely cause: pesticides and fertilizers. This story was reported as part of a joint investigation with the Center for Public Integrity.
How more translation in a continent of 2,000 languages could save lives and create wealth.
The civil war in Syria has created a major food crisis, according to a new assessment. The World Food Program and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization say three million Syrians need food aid for the next six months. Anchor Aaron Schachter gets details from WFP spokeswoman, Caroline Hurford, and asks what can be done.
Most AIDS experts believe including sex workers in discussions of HIV prevention is essential if the epidemic is to be stemmed.
An estimated 3 billion people in the developing world cook and heat their homes by burning wood, charcoal, or dung. Their simple stoves cause trendous amounts of air pollution. Ari Daniel Shapiro reports from Uganda on the introduction of more efficient stoves that also help protect women from sexual violence.
Researchers say physical inactivity is to blame for 1 out of 10 deaths around the globe, about the same as deaths caused by smoking. And a new study finds levels of physical activity roughly track patterns of development–people in higher income countries are the least active.
European rabbis call the ruling of a regional court last month that outlawed the circumcision of young boys the worst attack on Jewish life in Germany since the Holocaust.
Anchor Lisa Mullins talks to Peter Piot, former executive director of UNAIDS, about the new optimism and his career as a virus hunter.
Israeli researchers say they have developed a variety of cannabis that can fight disease without inducing the effects associated with smoking a preparation of the plant’s dried leaves known as marijuana.
Girls as young as 12 are getting pregnant in Liberia, suffering medical complications and then being rejected by their own families.
Anchor Aaron Schachter talks to Agnes Odhiambo, a researcher on women’s rights in Africa for New York-based Human Rights Watch.