A silent killer: China's number one occupational disease kills three times as many workers as mining accidents each year.
Chronic Illnesses and Challenges
Gold miner He Quangui is dying from silicosis. He records a message to Chinese President Xi Jinping, who called on Chinese citizens to leave their homes and work in mines.
After years of working in an illegal gold mine, He Quangui, of China's Shaanxi Province, battles silicosis—an irreversible and painful lung disease.
Poland is home to six of Europe’s 10 most polluted cities. The filthy air is largely a result of Poland’s heavy reliance on hard coal for power and heat.
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.
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?