In Eastern Ukraine, Doctors Are ‘Terrorists’ and Antibiotics Are Herbs

Donetsk's medical system is crumbling and starved of even the most basic supplies. What will happen when the current cease-fire collapses?


The Italian Army is Growing Pot… to Drive Costs Down

Patients who’ve been prescribed medical marijuana in Italy have been running into a prohibitive problem: high prices. The Italian military has an unexpected solution.


Nepal’s Next Disaster

Kathmandu has become a city of makeshift shelters and crowded campsites — and it's setting the stage for a sanitation catastrophe that could kill thousands more.


The Collapse of Chávezcare

Doctors are fleeing. Aspirin, condoms, even bandages are in short supply. How the dream of free health care is turning into a nightmare for Venezuela.


Decoder: The Plague

There are up to 2,000 cases of the deadly disease annually worldwide. Could the Islamic State create even more?

Tea Leaf Nation

China Has Its Own Anti-Vaxxers. Blame the Internet.

Misinformation and mistrust are endangering the country's vaccination program.


International Development’s Awkward Stage

The international development community loves children -- but it is surprisingly disengaged when it comes to youth, their needs, and the whole issue of s-e-x.

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