Stories about Health from January, 2016
What Kenya’s Biggest Slum Can Teach Us About Saving Cities From Floods
An innovative design firm is using data and community outreach to protect Nairobi's poorest residents from devastating storms.
An AIDS Epidemic is Decimating the Indigenous Warao Community in Venezuela
The figures are clear evidence that what is happening in Venezuela’s Orinoco Delta is an epidemic—an epidemic that is threatening the survival of an entire indigenous people.
The Caribbean Prepares Itself for ‘Zik-V’ Virus Threat
The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is advising people to protect themselves and even plans to launch a mobile game called Zap-a-‘quito to educate the public.
A Live Surgery Draws Attention to Black Lung Disease in China
A black lung patient prepared a coffin for himself after ten years of languishing with the disease before receiving a lung transplant watched online by millions.
Inspired by Ancient Traditions, Women in Latin America Embrace Natural Gynecology
Women are incorporating ancient teachings of self-care into their modern-day lives. The idea isn't to abandon medical professionals, but rather be aware of all the options available.
Venezuela's Constitutionally Protected Healthcare Not Reaching Indigenous Warao Community
In spite of having organizations devoted to their wellbeing, indigenous communities in Venezuela are faced with several very serious disadvantages.
Starving to Death: Images from Madaya, Syria, You Don't Want to See
Harrowing photographs of residents of Madaya, Syria, are making the rounds online, drawing attention to the plight of its 40,000 residents who are facing starvation and a slow death.