As refugees flee conflict in South Sudan, the burden of HIV grows, in part because of rampant sexual violence.
Health clinics in Ugandan refugee camps provide services to South Sudanese women who have survived sexual violence.
In a jail in Senegal, a woman is imprisoned, convicted with infanticide. Access to family planning could help to prevent this societal woe.
With potential treatments for Huntington's disease on the horizon, questions of responsibility towards Latin American communities are being felt acutely. Will they ever reap the benefits of research?
Billions of people worldwide do not have access to even the simplest surgical procedures. But a new global initiative hopes to change the situation.
How Uganda's fight against disease is undermined by the country's lack of infrastructure, a low priority for both government and donors.
Aid to Kenya responds to the country's recurrent food crises but it fails to address the underlying infrastructure problems that could prevent such emergencies.
Several major aid agencies have been blamed for not addressing rights violations in Ethiopia, including those linked to their programs in the country.
Mumbai is a breeding ground for drug-resistant infections, most notably tuberculosis, due to poverty and mismanagement by health officials.
Despite drought warnings in the Horn of Africa, the international community was unprepared for what some experts say was "inevitable."
Efforts to control tuberculosis and multidrug-resistant forms of the disease face extra hurdles in Mexico's poorer states. Samuel Loewenberg reports from Chiapas, southern Mexico. The village of Los Chorros lies in a lush valley reached by a dirt track at the end of a mountain road that winds past brick and wooden huts with thatched roofs, and terraced agricultural fields (see webvideo). At the top of a small hill is a yellow concrete building with a corrugated metal roof.
Indigenous women in Mexico's poorest states face health challenges on many fronts because of abject poverty, poor education, and a dire shortage of medical staff. Samuel Loewenberg reports.