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AJ Impact

'Pandemic bonds' meet their match in Ebola fight

The huge returns on offer have lured investors to the fight against pandemics, but Ebola is showing bonds' limits.

Profit-making 'pandemic bonds' meet their match in Ebola

Health

Measles cases triple around the world, WHO warns

This year, 364,808 measles cases have been reported compared with 129,239 cases in the first 7 months of 2018.

Measles cases triple around the world, WHO warns

Africa

Kenya's worsening antibiotic resistance worries doctors

Antibiotic resistance has increased because of the misuse of medicines.

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Scientists hail promise of first effective Ebola treatments

Two experimental drugs developed in DR Congo trial using antibodies harvested from survivors of Ebola infection.

Inside Story

What does it take to contain Ebola?

The DRC is suffering its worst ever outbreak, but a new vaccine might prove effective against the virus.

US & Canada

Stem cell donors lack ethnic diversity in Canada

Current donors are mainly people of European descent, which poses problems for a growing immigrant population.

Europe

Russia: Arrests for buying life-saving drugs online

Authorities have banned some medicines that contain mood-altering substances, to prevent non-medical usage.

101 East

Obesity: China's Big Problem

After famine comes obesity. 101 East explores China's unconventional methods for getting its citizens fit and healthy.

Ebola

Three DRC medics arrested over killing of WHO doctor

A local doctors association has threatened to strike if their colleagues are not released within 48 hours.

Ebola in DRC: Three medics arrested over killing of WHO doctor

AJ Impact

Toxic fish: Is climate change making cod & tuna dangerous to eat?

Harvard scientists say climate change is making fish toxic, and warn that eating tainted fish can cause brain damage.

Toxic fish: Is climate change making cod & tuna dangerous to eat?

AJ Impact

San Diego, Portland, San Fran top US list for work-life balance

New survey from mobile tech company looks at urban wellbeing, livability and workforce happiness.

San Diego, Portland, San Fran top US list for work-life balance

Africa

Rwanda strives to stop Ebola from spreading from DR Congo

Health ministers of both countries have met to agree to a plan of action to counter the epidemic that has killed at least 1,800 people.

Dengue

Why is Bangladesh grappling with a record dengue fever outbreak?

Poor urban planning, government mismanagement and resilience of some viral strands lead to the worst-ever outbreak.

Why is Bangladesh grappling with a record dengue fever outbreak?

AJ Impact

Novartis withheld data problem before drug approval: FDA

The drugmaker says that the data issue only affected a test in animals, and that its $2.1m therapy remains safe to use.

Novartis withheld data problem before drug approval: FDA

Burundi

1,800 dead as malaria 'epidemic' rages in Burundi: UN

Latest OCHA report suggests almost half of Burundi's entire population has been affected by the disease this year.

1,800 dead as malaria 'epidemic' rages in Burundi: UN