The South Asia Channel

Pakistan Has Lost Its ‘Angel of Mercy’

Abdul Sattar Edhi was his country’s greatest living hero. Here’s hoping that his legacy persists in the hands of a new generation of humanitarians.

Best Defense

The reunion as Rx: An underutilized tool for connecting and helping combat vets

One of the problems with medicine today is that it’s so focused on developing the most cutting edge treatments that it often overlooks traditional methods that have been working for centuries.

The Cable

Fight Against Zika Virus Headed Toward Political Deadlock

The Senate and the House are hundreds of millions of dollars apart on anti-Zika funding.


Innovations: Why the Future of Search and Rescue Might Rely on this Drone

Every year, Switzerland responds to about 1,000 backcountry search-and-rescue (SAR) emergencies—hikers injured in falls, thrill-seekers who’ve gone missing, campers stranded by rock slides or floods. ...


Is Jim Kim Destroying the World Bank — or Saving it From Itself?

The good doctor Kim is out to salvage the bank's global relevance. But his radical reforms have critics calling for his head.


Colombia’s Pro-Lifers Are Objectively Pro-Zika

Colombia’s progressive abortion laws can stop the spread of Zika-linked microcephaly. But the conservative opposition has other plans.


Decoder: Gene Therapy Breakthrough

Since 1989, labs around the world have initiated more than 2,200 clinical trials testing gene therapies, but only a few studies have resulted in government-approved ...


Syrian Doctors Are Saving German Lives — and That’s a Problem

More than 1,500 Syrian physicians are working in Germany. Could this be the death knell for Syria’s medical system?


Across the Middle East, Doctors Are Being Killed Like Never Before

Physicians, nurses and patients are under assault by the Syrian and Russian air campaign and U.S.-backed Saudi war in Yemen.


A Plea to Presidential Candidate Christie: Please Stop Talking About Zika

As governor of New Jersey, his handling of Ebola quarantines was abysmal. And on the campaign trail, Chris Christie is promising to make the same mistakes all over again—this time with the Zika virus.

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