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Outbreaks and Epidemics

Cuba's Headstart on Finding a Cure for AIDS

Cuban sanitariums are the government quarantine facilities for HIV positive people—critics called them prisons; supporters say they controlled the epidemic. Former residents say "it's complicated."

Sri Lanka: Leprosy's Forgotten Generation

As plans are being made to turn Sri Lanka’s oldest leprosy hospital into a museum or a geriatric home, the few remaining patients are a living history of the stigma of the disease.

Ebola Survivors

As Liberia grapples to care for thousands of Ebola survivors, scientists strive to understand post-Ebola syndrome.

Ending AIDS

An on-the-ground look at efforts in Africa and the United States to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Eliminating Malaria in the Mekong

Can an emergency plan to wipe out all malaria parasites in the Mekong work before multiple drug resistance spreads? No one knows.

Ghana: Walking Without Shoes

What happens when we're told to "walk a mile in his shoes" but the child has no shoes? In Ghana this is an everyday reality making harmful diseases more prevalent.

We Want You to Live: Liberia's Fight Against Ebola

A documentary by Carl Gierstorfer follows one community’s fight for survival against Ebola through the eyes of the Liberians on the front lines battling to bring the outbreak to an end.

HIV/AIDS in Tijuana and San Diego

Tijuana and San Diego, sister cities that have overlapping populations, have vastly different responses to HIV/AIDS, illustrating the stark challenges that still exist in many locales.

North India's Heroin Epidemic

The India-Pakistan border overflows with heroin. Journalist Michael Edison Hayden and photographer Sami Siva report from the afflicted communities to find out what, if anything, can be done about it.

HIV-AIDS in the US

Terrisha Jackson from School Without Walls in Washington DC explores the challenges of treating and preventing HIV-AIDS in the US.

This Week: Contagion That Travels by Plane

This week: How poor hygiene on planes leads to the spread of dangerous communicable diseases, how Sámi people are caught between a climate change solution and their own livelihoods, and how you can double your holiday gift to the Pulitzer Center.

"The End of AIDS?" Wins an Emmy

Another big win PBS NewsHour, Science, and the Pulitzer Center, for "The End of AIDS?" Finding new ways to tell stories that matter on issues that affect us all.