The Indian state of Rajasthan is about to launch a large-scale program to treat intestinal worms among its public school students. The idea isn't simply to make the kids healthier - it's to enable them to study harder and get ahead in life.
Some argue that the goal of medical rationing should be to focus resources where they will offer the greatest benefit to the greatest number. That is the aim of the UK's rationing plan but it's now under fire. Patrick Cox has part 2 of our series.
Many Syrians are now disabled, their limbs torn off or their spines paralyzed by rocket attacks. The BBC's Caroline Hawley went to northern Jordan to meet some of the injured Syrians who have made the journey across the border for treatment.
Anchor Marco Werman takes us to the soundcheck for the first date on the US tour of Congolese band Staff Benda Bilili. They're from the streets of Kinshasa, confined by polio to wheelchairs. And they rock.
People around the world are living longer than they did a few decades ago, but they aren't necessarily healthier. Tobacco and alcohol-related problems are on the rise, as are diabetes, obesity and depression.
As the health care debate continues in the United States, Canada has been struggling to implement its own universal health care system. We talk with Roy Romanow, who was Premier of Saskatchewan from 1991 to 2001