Human Rights

Remembering Virginia Apgar

Described as a leader in the field of anaesthesiology, Virginia Apgar would have been 109 on Thursday.

Virginia Apgar: Why Google honours her today

Asia

India's Kerala state on alert amid Nipah virus outbreak

The southern Indian state put on 'all-time alert' after at least 17 die of Nipah virus infection.

India's Kerala state on alert amid Nipah virus outbreak

Child rights

Gaza children 'on brink of mental health crisis'

Research by the rights group found 95 percent of young people surveyed in Gaza showed deep psychological distress.

Africa

Seven new suspected Ebola cases reported in DRC

So far, there have been 57 cases of infection reported since the outbreak was declared on May 8 in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Africa

How West Africa's Ebola outbreak shapes response in DRC

Medics and officials say swift action, awareness campaigns and central leadership key lessons in dealing with disease.

How West Africa's Ebola outbreak shapes response in DRC

Child rights

Half the world's children at risk from poverty, war

Conditions faced by children worsened in 40 countries last year, new Save the Children study says.

Asia

Raped Rohingya women due to give birth in refugee camps

UN expects 25,000 babies will be born in May-June at refugee camps after 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar's crackdown last year.

Opinion

Why we should be cautious about the 'game-changer' Ebola vaccine

Despite being widely celebrated, the Ebola vaccine might not prove as effective as it is advertised to be.

Adia Benton

by Adia Benton

Adia Benton

Asia

Deadly Nipah virus claims lives in India

An outbreak of the rare virus in Kerala this month has killed more than a dozen people.

Africa

DR Congo: Ebola vaccinations under way to contain deadly outbreak

The current outbreak was declared nearly three weeks ago, but the alarm was raised last week when the first case was confirmed in Mbandaka, a busy transport hub by the River Congo.

Health

Ebola in the DRC: All you need to know

Key questions answered as another Ebola outbreak raises concern in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ebola in the DRC: Everything you need to know

Health

Boat clinics offer lifeline to Assam's river islands

Mobile clinics provide much-needed health facilities to communities living on remote islands in India's Assam state.

In India's Assam, boat clinics save lives on Brahmaputra river

Inside Story

How can Ebola be contained?

Ebola virus strikes again in Africa with 27 deaths in Democratic Republic of Congo since May 8.

How can Ebola be contained?

Democratic Republic of the Congo

WHO: DRC Ebola crisis on 'knife's edge' as cases rise

Efforts under way in Democratic Republic of Congo in bid to prevent Ebola outbreak spreading across borders.

WHO: DRC Ebola outbreak on a 'knife's edge' as urban cases rise

Health

DRC: Two Ebola patients who escaped quarantine die

The third has been found alive and placed under observation, the medical charity says.

Three Ebola patients escape quarantine in DRC, two later die: MSF