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  • The Gambia: Scientists find new ways to fight malaria

    Local scientists in The Gambia have come up with new innovative solutions to help stop the spread of malaria.

    The Gambia: Scientists find new ways to fight malaria
    The Gambia: Scientists find new ways to fight malaria

    Local scientists in The Gambia have come up with new innovative solutions to help stop the spread of malaria.

    02:39Jul 19, 2017

  • Trump's effort to replace Obamacare in disarray

    A third Republican senator has announced she will not back the party's efforts to repeal the 2010 Affordable Care Act without a replacement.

    Trump's effort to replace Obamacare in disarray
  • Trump's health insurance plan faces more Republican opposition

    US President Donald Trump has suffered another big setback over one of his key campaign pledges, which was to repeal Obamacare and overhaul the country's health-insurance system.

    Trump's health insurance plan faces more Republican opposition
  • Kenya's boat doctors provide treatment to coastal communities

    In many parts of the world, doctors will usually get in their car if they need to visit patients. But in small coastal communities in Kenya, doctors and dentists are reaching those in need in a more traditional way.

    Kenya's boat doctors provide treatment to coastal communities
  • More than 1,700 dead in Yemen's cholera outbreak

    Piles of rubbish, market stalls and stagnant water are being cleared from the streets of Yemen's capital Sanaa to try and stop the spread of cholera.

    More than 1,700 dead in Yemen's cholera outbreak
  • Yemen cholera crisis: UN condemns 'man-made scandal'

    The UN humanitarian chief has warned that cases of cholera in Yemen have increased dramatically in what he has described as a man-made disaster.

    Yemen cholera crisis: UN condemns 'man-made scandal'
  • Toy guns and mental health: Syrian children play out war traumas

    psychiatrists in Syria are warning playing with toy guns can be extremely harmful when children are stressed by war.

    Toy guns and mental health: Syrian children play out war traumas
    Toy guns and mental health: Syrian children play out war traumas

    psychiatrists in Syria are warning playing with toy guns can be extremely harmful when children are stressed by war.

    02:09Jul 12, 2017

  • Mexico: Efforts made to increase teen pregnancy awareness

    Around 214 million women in developing nations, who want to avoid getting pregnant are not using contraception.

    Mexico: Efforts made to increase teen pregnancy awareness
  • South Sudan: Devastating impact of war on children's mental health

    A four year civil war has taken a heavy toll on South Sudan's population, with more than a million children forced from their homes. And the trauma of conflict is having a deep psychological impact on the country's youngest citizens.

    South Sudan: Devastating impact of war on children's mental health
  • UN food agency warns Yemen on brink of famine

    The UN Food Agency says the number of people starving worldwide is on the rise again. In Yemen, it's getting particularly bad, with aid agencies warning of a possible famine.

    UN food agency warns Yemen on brink of famine
  • Sudan government 'downplaying cholera outbreak'

    Sudan's government is being criticised for downplaying the spread of an infection that many say is a cholera outbreak.

    Sudan government 'downplaying cholera outbreak'
  • Sri Lanka: At least 225 die of dengue fever outbreak

    At least 225 people have died due to dengue fever since the start of the year and more than 72,000 have been infected. The Sri Lankan government has deployed hundreds of soldiers to help health workers overcome its spread.

    Sri Lanka: At least 225 die of dengue fever outbreak