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· May, 2015

Stories about Health from May, 2015

Americans Could Soon Benefit from a Lung Cancer Vaccine Developed in Cuba

Now that relations between US and Cuba are improving, the US wants to see if it can benefit from the vaccine.

Pregnant 11-Year-Old in Uruguay Refuses Abortion

A Tale of AIDS, Love and Survival in Cuba

During the Special Period in Cuba, rock and heavy metal fans infected themselves with AIDS in order to have better living conditions, Radio Ambulante reports.

HIV/AIDS Corruption Is a Business for Central Asian Bureaucrats

"The whole system is corrupt, starting with the government. The fish rots from the head."

#IFellAsleepToo: Sleeping Latin American Doctors Go Viral

Can Africa Really Maintain Its Own African Centers for Disease Control?

Whooping Cough Epidemic Looms Over Nanti Children in Peru

Initiative Helps Children With Autism Through Surfing

Gwadar's Thalassemia Patients Survive With ‘Hope’

Within the impoverished province of Balochistan, Gwadar is known for its well-financed strategic port. But its 249,055 residents lack basic health facilities.

Risking Their Lives to Save Pakistanis From Polio

"According to media reports more than 60 people have lost their lives in the anti-polio campaign in Pakistan since 2012."

Blunt Pro-Abortion Campaign in Chile

The Wayúu Indigenous Community in Colombia and Venezuela Is Dying of Thirst

The main river running through the community's region was dammed with its water privatized for the world's largest coal mine and commercial agriculture.

Mozambique's Life-Saving Surgeons Aren't Doctors at All

What do you do when there are only about 20 practicing surgeons for an entire country? Mozambique decided to train non-physicians to do surgery.

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