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Medical personnel inside a clinic taking care of Ebola patients in the Kenema District on the outskirts of Kenema, Sierra Leone, Jul 27, 2014.

Top Doctor in Sierra Leone's Fight Against Ebola Dies From Virus

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FILE - A young girl with malaria rests in the inpatient ward of the Malualkon Primary Health Care Center in Malualkon, in the South Sudanese state of Northern Bahr el Ghazal.

'Pretty Good' Malaria Vaccine Moves Forward

It only prevents infection about to one-quarter to one-half the time, so it’s not as good as most vaccines More

(L-R) Lateef Aderemi Ibirogba, Lagos' State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, sits with Dr. Jide Idris, the Commissioner for Health, during a news conference on the death of an Ebola victim in Lagos, July 25, 2014.

Nigeria Faces Possible Ebola Outbreak Amid National Doctors’ Strike

Strike leaves hospitals unprepared to treat or contain disease if it begins to spread More

In this Sept. 10, 2010 photo, Yaumu Sesay, 40, looks on as her two-day old baby boy, Allasane, is held by his grandmother at Princess Christian Maternity Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone. In Sierra Leone and across the world are success stories in the b

Planning Post-2015 Development

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Cholera in Cameroon

Cholera Kills Over 200 in Northern Cameroon

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Doctors and health care workers are latest casualties of deadly virus, which has claimed more than 1,000 lives in West Africa since February
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Liberia Closes Borders to Curb Ebola Outbreak

Government has banned public gatherings, events, and demonstrations in attempt to contain outbreak
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UN Panel Meets on Global Aging

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UN Warns of Alarming Malnutrition Rates in Somali Capital

Aid agencies unable to meet needs of 350,000 people due to insufficient funds, drought and conflict
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Elimination of Chronic Hepatitis Feasible

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VOA Documentary

Our documentary series examines the impact of the stigma of AIDS in several communities around the world. Hosted by Elton John, it premiered at the 20th International AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Our documentary series examines the impact of the stigma of AIDS in several communities around the world. Hosted by Elton John, it premiered at the 20th International AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne, Australia.