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Chris Danielsen, a spokesman for the National Federation of the Blind, takes a photo of a document with a cell phone while demonstrating how the text on the document will be converted into speech in this Jan. 24, 2008 file photo.

New Smartphone App Gives Sight to the Blind

App reads printed materials out loud to users, giving greater independence to the blind More

A health worker volunteer talks with a resident on how to prevent and identify the Ebola virus in others, and distributes bars of soap in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sept. 20, 2014.

Photogallery WHO: Don't Restrict Travel, Trade to Ebola-hit Countries

Some airline bans to affected countries are hampering aid efforts and the ability of experts to reach victims of the world's worst-ever outbreak More

A health worker brings a woman suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus to an ambulance in Monrovia, Liberia, Sept. 15, 2014.

West African Women Disproportionately Affected by Ebola

Women's roles in families and the community put them at greater risk for contracting the disease, officials say More

Police guard a roadblock as Sierra Leone government enforces a three day lock down on movement of all people in an attempt to fight the Ebola virus in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Sept. 19, 2014.

Video Sierra Leone's Ebola Lockdown Continues

Thousands of health workers are going door to door in the West African country of 6 million, informing people of how to avoid Ebola, handing out soap More

A group of elderly men take a rest on their wheelchairs at a park in Beijing, (File photo).

Renewed International Efforts Could Prevent Premature Adult Deaths

Sustained initiative could be slashed by 40 percent within next 20 years, according to new study that concludes most of the deaths of those aged 50 to 69 are preventable More


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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.