At a hospital in eastern Uganda, a new technique for treating infant hydrocephalus was born. Now it's showing up in operating rooms across the world.
Chronic Illnesses and Challenges
Sim Chi Yin travels to Hongjun village in central China where dying miners pay the true cost of gold.
Even after successful surgery, the stigma of disability and the stress of raising a child with special needs can corrode family ties and compound the effects of poverty.
How does one nurse deliver ten babies in a single shift? She runs.
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.
Facing a severe shortage of surgeons, Mozambique decided to train non-physicians to do life-saving operations.
Billions of people worldwide do not have access to even the simplest surgical procedures. But a new global initiative hopes to change the situation.
Poland gets almost 90 percent of its power and much of its heat by burning coal. What is this heavily polluting fuel doing to the nation’s health?
Roger Thurow talks about the importance of India's busy rice harvest.
Pulitzer Center grantee Roger Thurow highlights innovative efforts in Uganda that can lead to achieving the goal of healthier children, mothers, and communities.
A twist of history and circumstance has left gritty Warsaw with far cleaner air than elegant Krakow.
"Ambulances queue out here on this street" on days when the soot hangs over Krakow. Poland's most picturesque city is trying to fix its air pollution problem.