Inside Story

Medical miracle: 50 years since first heart transplant

Dr Christiaan Barnard performed the world's first human-to-human heart transplant on December 3, 1967.

Asia

Kenya: Gold miners risk their lives by using mercury

Millions of people are risking their lives using mercury to separate gold from ore in the gold mining industry.

Maternal health

The midwives helping women on the US-Mexico border

In Tijuana, two women who call themselves 'frontier midwives' are supporting women neglected by the healthcare system.

The midwives helping women on the US-Mexico border

Witness

Edith+Eddie: A Story of Love and Elder Abuse in the US

America's oldest interracial newlyweds are at risk of being separated by a family feud over guardianship.

Health

50 years after first successful human heart transplant

It has been 50 years since the world's first successful human heart transplant. The operation was carried out by Dr Christiaan Barnard at a hospital in Cape Town.

Aids

World Aids Day: Groups say Trump failing on HIV fight

Advocates warn proposed cuts to HIV/Aids prevention programmes and strategy shift could stall progress against epidemic.

World Aids Day: Groups say Trump failing on HIV fight

Malaria

Nearly half a million people killed by malaria in 2016

Nigeria accounts for almost 25 percent of cases as WHO's global survey warns that a lack of funding will hamper fight.

Health

WHO appeals for funds to combat malaria epidemic

The World Health Organization is appealing for more money to help fight malaria. Doctors are surprised by the number of deaths and rising infection rates, especially in India and some African countries.

Interactive

HIV/AIDS: Fewer deaths, but infections still rising

Although the number of AIDS-related deaths has decreased over the years, the number of total infections is still rising.

HIV/AIDS: Fewer deaths, but infections still rising

US & Canada

US to start airing court-ordered anti-smoking adverts

Despite several members of the Trump administration having supported the tobacco lobby, court-ordered radio and TV ads highlighting the dangers of smoking debut in the United States this weekend.

US & Canada

US states to regulate electronic cigarettes and 'vaping'

The US state of New York is joining 10 other states in banning 'vaping' in areas where tobacco smoking is already prohibited

Yemen

Diphtheria in Yemen: More than 100 infected, 14 deaths

In Ibb, in central Yemen, an outbreak of diphtheria is spreading quickly, while the blockade prevents essential medical supplies from entering the country.

Podcast

Finding inspiration in Kibera, Kenya's biggest slum

Against tremendous odds, Kibera's residents are determined to change their lives for the better.

Finding inspiration in Kibera, Kenya's biggest slum

Weather

Brief relief for the bronchial sufferers of Pakistan

A change in the weather cleans the air for a short while in northern Pakistan and northwest India.

Brief relief for the bronchial sufferers of Pakistan

Environment

Is it still safe to live in polluted New Delhi?

As a smog that doctors call a killer hangs over India's capital, pressure builds on the government.

Is it still safe to live in polluted New Delhi?