April 28, 2015 / PRI's The World
Bridget Huber
A technique developed by an American surgeon in Uganda is now helping kids in the US as well. "Global surgery is a two-way street," says Dr. Benjamin Warf.
April 27, 2015 / PRI's The World
Bridget Huber
Facing a severe shortage of surgeons, Mozambique decided to train non-physicians to do life-saving operations.
April 27, 2015 / PRI's The World
Julia Simon
This is a story of how a fashion designer became a billionaire. It also speaks to the lack of transparency in Nigeria’s oil sector, one of the world’s largest.
April 4, 2013 / PRI's The World
Beenish Ahmed
A new law makes acid attacks a crime, but justice remains elusive for victims like Sidra Yasmeen. She recently won a court case against her attackers.
December 7, 2012 / PRI's The World
Joanne Silberner
Morphine is cheap, easy to administer and brings relief to suffering cancer patients. Unfortunately, it is not always available.
December 6, 2012 / PRI's The World
Joanne Silberner
In developing countries, one of every four cancers can be blamed on infectious agents. The reason? Poor sanition in these countries means greater exposure to germs.
December 5, 2012 / PRI's The World
Joanne Silberner
In India a cheap, simple method to test for cervical cancer is saving thousands of lives.
December 4, 2012 / PRI's The World
Joanne Silberner
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Having breast cancer here often means no care at all, or care that’s too costly for any common person to afford, or a lot of initial missteps.
December 3, 2012 / PRI's The World
Joanne Silberner
Dr. Jackson Orem heads the Uganda Cancer Institute. Until recently, he was the only oncologist in a country of more than 30 million people.
December 3, 2012 / PRI's The World
Sean Gallagher
Smoking is the leading cause of death in China, and by 2050 the number of deaths from tobacco-related causes is expected to triple.
September 28, 2012 / PRI's The World
Dan Grossman
The farmers of Nueva Esperanza, on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, are growing crops in the desert by using giant mesh nets to harvest droplets of water from fog.
September 28, 2012 / PRI's The World
Dan Grossman
The world’s glaciers are melting, but almost nothing is being done to slow the warming that is causing the problem. In some parts of the world, people are taking matters into their own hands.
May 15, 2012 / PRI's The World
Dan Grossman
Mongolia has warmed roughly four degrees Fahrenheit—more than almost anywhere else on Earth. The resulting erratic weather threatens the nomadic, pastoral lifestyle of half of Mongolia's population.

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