Zambia

In Zambia, poverty and social exclusion spur teenage pregnancies

With poor education facilities on Mbabala island, which is home to 2,000 people, children engage in sex at an early age.

In Zambia, poverty and social exclusion spur teenage pregnancies

United States

New York City orders mandatory measles vaccines for some

Some 285 measles cases have been confirmed in the city since the beginning of an outbreak last September.

New York City orders mandatory measles vaccines for some

Nigeria

'Trend of doctors emigrating is at an all-time high'

'Brain drain' impacting healthcare sector as most Nigerian doctors seek better work conditions and pay abroad.

Nigeria's medical brain drain: Healthcare woes as doctors flee

Special series

World Health Day: 10 Must-Watch Documentaries

Nigeria's fake doctors, Rachel's HIV revolution, and MS in Egypt - here are our documentary picks for World Health Day.

World Health Day: 10 Must-Watch Documentaries

Europe

Greeks oppose free education for refugee children

Greek law says refugee children must be offered free education. Al Jazeera looks at what is keeping them out of class.

Middle East

Yemen's cholera outbreak kills over 300 people

The war has damaged the country's infrastructure, making conditions ripe for contamination.

Ebola

Five years after West Africa's Ebola pandemic: Where are we now?

Some health workers say they are better prepared for an Ebola outbreak, but survivors are not so sure.

Five years after West Africa's Ebola pandemic: Where are we now?

Latin America

Venezuela's health emergency: Calls for UN intervention

Severe food and medicine shortages have led to a dramatic increase in disease, as well as infant and maternal mortality.

Climate SOS

Europe set to suffer as climate change brings mosquito threat

Millions more people could be exposed to mosquito-borne diseases in coming years amid global warming, experts say.

Europe set to suffer as climate change brings mosquito threat

Health

Unhealthy diet linked to 11 million deaths: Study

Eleven million deaths in 2017 linked to poor diets high in sugar, salt and processed meat, experts say.

One in five deaths worldwide linked to poor diet: Study

Mozambique

Number of cholera cases surges in Mozambique

At least 1,428 people have been infected as the government and aid agencies try to contain the outbreak.

Cyclone Idai: Number of cholera cases surges in Mozambique

Science & Technology

Mosquito scent discovery could change a billion lives

US researchers genetically modify mosquitoes making females less likely to spread diseases like dengue and Zika fever.

Mosquito scent discovery could change a billion lives

Uganda

Uganda’s bicycle ambulances help the pregnant, sick and injured

In rural Uganda, ambulances made with bicycles and electric scooters are giving more people access to health care.

Uganda’s bicycle ambulances help the pregnant, sick and injured

China

China set to regulate all fentanyl-related drugs

Beijing will add fentanyl analogues to controlled-substance list in May after US pleas to crack down on the opioids.

China set to regulate all fentanyl-related drugs

Mozambique

Mozambique: Cholera cases reach 271 in cyclone-hit Beira

Epidemic fears in Mozambique as the number of cholera cases doubles in 48 hours.