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.
PRI's The World
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.
Dr. Jackson Orem heads the Uganda Cancer Institute. Until recently, he was the only oncologist in a country of more than 30 million people.
Smoking is the leading cause of death in China, and by 2050 the number of deaths from tobacco-related causes is expected to triple.
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.
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.
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.
Pulitzer Center grantee Mae Azango has gone into hiding after receiving threats related to a story she wrote on female circumcision—a taboo subject in Liberia.
Dust storms that have blown across Korea with rising intensity have prompted activists to plant "living windbreaks" of salt cedars and Siberian elms in southern Gobi desert.