Democratic Republic of the Congo

Doctors treating Ebola flee DR Congo's east amid deadly violence

Doctors Without Borders staff say a group wielding machetes and sticks attacked its health facilities on Tuesday night.

Doctors treating Ebola flee DR Congo's east amid deadly violence

People & Power

Europe's Recurring Shame

People & Power investigates the shocking abuse of disabled people at EU-funded care homes across Eastern Europe.

AJ Impact

Trump administration moves to eliminate food stamps for 700,000

The US Department of Agriculture has finalised a rule tightening work requirements for government food assistance.

Trump administration moves to eliminate food stamps for 700,000

Syria's War

When care becomes criminal: Syrian health workers 'targeted'

Rights group details atrocities committed by Syrian government against medical workers based in opposition held areas.

When care becomes criminal: Syrian health workers 'targeted'

Refugees

'Dark day': Australia repeals medical evacuation for refugees

Government secures repeal of medical evacuation legislation for people held offshore, triggering angry condemnation.

'Dark day': Australia repeals medical evacuation for refugees

Malaria

Malaria killed 405,000 in 2018 as medical funding stalled: WHO

Pregnant women, children in Africa continue to bear brunt of epidemic that affected 228 million worldwide last year.

Malaria killed 405,000 in 2018 as medical funding stalled: WHO

Samoa

Unvaccinated to show red flags as Samoa battles measles epidemic

Official data released on Wednesday put death toll from outbreak at 60, with 171 new cases reported in one day.

Unvaccinated to show red flags as Samoa battles measles epidemic

Human Rights

'Now we are visible': Chileans with disabilities unite for rights

Amid continuing protests, thousands march to demand constitutional recognition of people with disabilities in Chile.

'Now we are visible': Chileans with disabilities unite for rights

Middle East

Amnesty: Four million disabled people lack basic care in Yemen

The rights group says disabled people are most at risk because of the war between Houthi rebels and the UN-recognised government.

US & Canada

HIV research: Scientists confirm new viral strain

In November, researchers identified a previously-unidentified variant of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Whose Truth Is It Anyway

Africa Uncensored: The Journalists Exposing Corruption in Kenya

Journalists at Africa Uncensored investigate incompetence and corruption in a multimillion-dollar healthcare deal.

AJ Impact

Life insurance costs may soon rise for people who vape

Reinsurers are issuing warnings about vaping products, so their users are likely to face higher insurance premiums.

Life insurance costs may soon rise for people who vape

Africa

Africa AIDS conference: Healthcare leaders meet in Rwanda

Healthcare activists say the world's response to HIV/AIDS is failing to deliver required services to, in particular, children, in the world's poorest communities.

Africa

Ebola outbreak: Security concerns limit progress

How a security crisis in DRC is putting Ebola treatment operations at risk.

Samoa

Samoa measles outbreak: Death toll rises to 53, mostly children

Government closed schools and restricted travels ahead of Christmas holidays in efforts to control recent outbreak.

Samoa measles outbreak: Death toll rises to 53, mostly children