Thailand once issued severe penalties for marijuana users. But the perception of cannabis is rapidly changing, with talk of churning out “world-class cannabis” from Thailand's lush farmlands. A few months ago, scientists started the first-ever cannabis laboratory — one of the few legal facilities of its kind in Asia.
Over the last year, health officials in DR Congo, as well as the wider region, have battled to contain Ebola while also struggling with the social, economic and psychological impact of the virus. Here are some of the major moments and challenges faced along the way.
In a recent public service announcement produced by Mutombo for DR Congo, he speaks directly into the camera and tells viewers that Ebola is real and offers tips on how to prevent it and get treatment.
Almost two-thirds of asylum-seekers in Greece are women and children. Greece continues to struggle with how to accommodate migrants — especially this new population, which has needs that are unique to pregnant and nursing mothers and babies.
The emergency declaration will increase funding and resources to tackle the Ebola epidemic in DR Congo, says Tariq Riebl, Ebola emergency response director for the IRC — and hopefully raise global attention to the crisis.
Over the last year, an Ebola epidemic has gripped Democratic Republic of Congo. The virus has reached the eastern city of Goma, home to over 1 million people. David Gressly, UN's Ebola response coordinator, talks about what this means for the fight against the virus.
Health workers are using a new kind of isolation unit to treat Ebola patients. Called "the CUBE," the transparent walls of the room allow for more interaction between doctors and patients — and family members.