Don't snicker: Open defecation is one of the world's most stubborn problems. And the inability to adopt even Victorian-era sanitation is keeping India from being a superpower.
Going from Monrovia to Belgium to New York meant enduring power outages, fever checks, Ebola questionnaires, and the hallway from hell.
From New York to Brussels to Dakar to Monrovia: Day One of the trip to see Ebola-ravaged Liberia, up close and personal.
Health systems in Africa are ill-equipped to deal with Ebola. And that's partly the fault of IMF policies.
The U.N. secretary-general's surprise trip has been -- surprise! -- shelved to avoid "disruption."
The nightmarish Ebola board game that's starting to look all too real.
Terrible though they may be, even the worst events of late -- from IS to Ebola -- may not make a lasting imprint on the world. Or your investment portfolio.
Obama called the world to action against Ebola, but most countries are only paying lip service to the coming catastrophe.
Obama is sending 3,000 troops to West Africa to stop the deadly outbreak. But 250,000 people could already be infected by Christmas.
Enforcing travel bans, canceling safaris, and subjecting U.S. college students to health checks all show how ridiculous the global response to the outbreak has become.
Sotloff, Foley, and the doctors fighting Ebola are part of a vital breed of first responders demanded by a new global reality.
South Sudan's hospitals have become targets for both sides in the brutal, ongoing civil war. How can you save lives when doctors and patients are living under the gun?
Ferguson protests; Liberians face the spread of Ebola; and the pope visits South Korea.
Studies show that infectious disease often affects one gender more than another -- but that knowledge isn't being put into practice.
Africa's Ebola outbreak isn't just a health care problem. It's also about a crisis of governance.
Why do so many people in West Africa think the Ebola outbreak sweeping through the region is a hoax?
Zambia has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, yet its health-care system remains desperate. How this landlocked country survives on one doctor for every 23,000 people.
After years of bloodshed, Colombia's government is teaming up with its former rebel enemies to beat the drug problem.
Ever since the CIA used a vaccination ruse in its hunt for OBL, health workers have been combatants in Pakistan's war with the Taliban.
How Burmese rebels are waging war on the opium industry.
Why paying for an aging population may force the United States -- and its allies -- to cut back on military spending.
Why the unmarried and childless are singing the welfare state blues.
It's become fashionable to argue that foreign aid doesn't make a difference. Here’s why the critics couldn't be more wrong.
The peculiar tale of the Russian town that draws its livelihood from a carcinogenic mineral.
Could the world's go-to strategy of warehousing the displaced finally be changing?
From Senegal to St. Louis, the world wastes an astonishing amount of food every year. So why is it so hard to cut down on leftovers, save the environment, and feed the hungry?
The Syrian regime is blocking delivery of vital food, medical, and humanitarian aid. And with winter coming, thousands of lives hang in the balance.
India is flooding the world with tainted drugs -- and getting away with it.
Can food grow in a nuclear wasteland? Scientists in Kazakhstan may be close to an answer.