Health

The plight of Pakistan's Lady Health Workers

Underpaid and under threat, dedicated female workers strive to improve the health of impoverished women and children.

The plight of Pakistan's Lady Health Workers

Politics

Hungary elections: Another populist test for Europe?

Amid rising populism and anti-migrant sentiment, Hungarians will head to the ballot box on Sunday.

Hungary elections: Another populist test for Europe?

Inside Story

Why is autism on the rise?

Autism affects more than 67 million people around the world.

Middle East

Qatar tests technology to detect autism in minutes

The first study of its kind in the region has found at least one in 100 children in Qatar suffer from some form of the disorder.

Africa

Autistic children in Africa suffer from stigma

Autism affects the way a child communicates and sees the world, but with only 50 child psychiatrists in Africa, it requires specialised care that most Africans don't have.

France

France's autism treatment 'shameful'

The French government is setting out to tackle the poorly understood brain disorder with a national campaign launching this month.

UpFront

Depression and anxiety: Have we got it wrong?

Author Johann Hari says society is both the cause and cure for depression and anxiety.

Depression and anxiety: Have we got it wrong?

UpFront

Has Bashar al-Assad won the war in Syria?

We ask if al-Assad and his allies can claim victory in Syria, and author Johann Hari discusses depression.

Opinion

Indonesia criminal code overhaul a step backwards for drug policy

Sweeping criminal sanctions proposed in Indonesian parliament could worsen the country's drug problem.

Alfiana Qisthi

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Alfiana Qisthi

Yemen

UNICEF asks for $350m for starving Yemeni children

UN official, in apparent reference to Donald Trump, says $350m is 'peanuts' in aid for suffering Yemeni children.

UNICEF asks for $350m for starving Yemeni children

Witness

Surviving Venezuela: Smuggling Dreams

A father attempts to swap fishing for smuggling in a bid to provide for his family amid economic crisis in Venezuela.

Health

Canada's Inuit battle 'exceptional' tuberculosis rates

Canadian government unveils a new plan to eliminate tuberculosis from Inuit communities in the Arctic by 2030

World Tuberculosis Day: Canada's Inuit battle 'exceptional' rates

Abortion

Mississippi sued over toughest abortion law in the US

Legal challenge launched less than an hour after governor signs law that bans abortion after 15 weeks of gestation.

Mississippi sued over toughest abortion law in the US

Health

Qatar's healthcare ranks first in the Middle East

Qatar's health ranking within the Legatum Prosperity Index has risen in 10 years, from 27th in the world to 13th.

Qatar's healthcare ranks first in the Middle East

US & Canada

CDC funding cuts put health programmes at risk

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is facing a funding cut, we take a look at what that will mean for global disease prevention.