Health

Rwanda's front line health supporters

In villages across the country, volunteer community health workers are helping educate and mobilise to save lives.

Rwanda's front line health supporters

NewsFeed

New Delhi's smog poses risk for pregnant women and infants

Pregnant women in India's capital are anxious about air pollution.

Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, power outages force women to deliver by candlelight

Experts cite dire conditions at maternity wards amid load shedding. Can solar power technology help?

In Zimbabwe, power outages force women to deliver by candlelight

Australia

NSW becomes last Australian state to decriminalise abortion

The move to decriminalise brings Australia's most populous state in line with the rest of the country.

NSW becomes last Australian state to decriminalise abortion

Malawi

Charity by name and nature: Malawi's extraordinary midwife

Charity Salima came out of retirement as a midwife to independently help women with poor access to care deliver safely.

Charity by name and nature: Malawi's extraordinary midwife

AJ Impact

Short Answer

Get milk: The economic benefits of breastfeeding

As World Breastfeeding Week kicks off August 1-7, health experts say more nursing could save the globe $300bn annually.

Get milk: The economic benefits of breastfeeding

Latin America

The 'vicious cycle' driving teen pregnancy in El Salvador

Strict abortion laws, lack of comprehensive sex education and violence contribute to the high level of teen pregnancy.

The 'vicious cycle' driving teen pregnancy in El Salvador

Women's Rights

In Honduras, women fight for access to the morning-after pill

The morning-after pill has been banned for 10 years. Honduran groups are demanding access and working to change stigma.

In Honduras, women fight for access to the morning-after pill

Abortion

In the face of new abortion bans, some US states expand access

As more states pass abortion bans, Illinois, New York and others seek to protect a woman's right to have the procedure.

In the face of new abortion bans, some US states expand access

Africa

Surrogates abused in Kenya's woman-to-woman marriages

In a poor community, practice known as nyumba mboke allows same-sex arranged marriage but surrogates are being abused.

In southern Kenya, women marry their surrogates to raise children

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

Colombia

Colombia border hospitals struggle with Venezuelan migrant influx

As Venezuelans pour across the border, health workers in Colombia's Cucuta say that hospitals are at a breaking point.

Colombia border hospitals struggle with Venezuelan migrant influx

Kenya

To avoid stillbirths, women in Kenya bribe overworked doctors

Doctors working long hours for low salaries accept bribes from as low as $20 to prioritise patients.

To avoid stillbirths, women in Kenya bribe overworked doctors

Abortion

Under Trump, states step up effort to restrict abortion access

Kentucky joins list of states attempting to push through stricter abortion laws as Supreme Court shifts under Trump.

Under Trump, states step up effort to restrict abortion access

Women's Rights

Contraception use on the rise in 69 poorest countries: report

Since 2012, over 46 million women in the world's lowest income countries got access to contraception, new report says.

Contraception use on the rise in 69 poorest countries: report