The closing of one girls' school has kept a whole generation of girls in a rural Pakistani village from getting the education their sisters and mothers got.
PRI's The World
Starvation four decades ago in Cambodia and 70 years ago in the Netherlands appear to have long-term health consequences.
As people in the developing world live longer, eat more and exercise less, high blood pressure is on the rise. What does that mean to a country like Cambodia?
When one college student decided to bridge the stark divide of Pakistani classrooms by creating a school for low-income kids, he did not anticipate such skepticism.
People in developing countries could cut their risk of diabetes by switching from white rice to brown rice. Turns out that’s easier said than done.
Eben Harrell talks about the race to secure stocks of plutonium abandoned in a former Soviet republic.
Reports have pointed to Pakistan’s Islamic schools as training grounds for terrorists--overlooking the hardline content of the public school curriculum.
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.
Morphine is cheap, easy to administer and brings relief to suffering cancer patients. Unfortunately, it is not always available.
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.
In India a cheap, simple method to test for cervical cancer is saving thousands of lives.
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.