Today a Chinese state-run newspaper appeared to confirm that dead prisoners supplied almost two-thirds of the human organs used in transplants in China. The World's Mary Kay Magistad has the story from Beijing.
Anchor Katy Clark speaks with journalist T.R. Reid about his new book, ï¿½The Healing of America ï¿½ A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care.ï¿½ It explores health care systems in other countries and what the United States could learn.
Senator Edward Kennedy was one of the strong voices against the US-led war in Iraq. We feature an exchange he had in 2005 against then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeldï¿½and we look back on Kennedy's legacy later in the program.
Health problems the afflict the world's poor have received unprecedented attention in recent years. But medical workers who focus on lesser known diseases say their efforts remain as difficult as ever. On PRI's The World.
Chinese villagers broke into a smelting plant and smashed up equipment over the weekend. They were protesting the lead poisoning of hundreds of children living lear the plant. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the details from The World's Mary Kay Magistad.
The World's Laura Lynch reports on Britain's National Health Service, which is often dragged into the US debate over health care reform. Critics in the United States call the system inefficient, but many Britons defend the NHS.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with two international journalists covering the health care reform debate in the United States. Guillaume Debre is a Washington-based correspondent for French TV channel TF1. And Chris Cermak reports for the German Press Agency.
Cervical cancer is far more common in the developing world than in the US. One reason: women in the US receive routine screening that catches it in its earliest stages. A low-cost test being rolled out in India could save tens of thousands of lives.
Haitian women know little about breast cancer and those who contract it rarely receive treatment. An American charity and its local partners are trying to change that. But it's not easy providing cancer care in the Western Hemisphere's poorest country.
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.
e look back on the life and death of Lia Lee, the daughter of Hmong refugees immortalized in the best-selling book "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down." Host Marco Werman talks with author Anne Fadiman.
Hunting with falcons is a passion for many in the United Arab Emirates. Falcons are prized animals there, and can cost tens of thousands of dollars -- which is why there's a state-of-the-art facility to help care for them.
The government of Venezuela says ailing president Hugo Chavez has returned to his country from Cuba. Anchor Katy Clark speaks with blogger Francisco Toro sabout what the return could mean for Venezuela.
A six year-old girl in a Kabul refugee camp who was going to be sold in marriage to pay off a debt to cover the cost of her mother's hospital care. But "an anonymous donor working through an American lawyer had paid the debt."
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.
When Boston hospitals found themselves facing the horrific aftermath of the bombings on marathon day, they were well-prepared: Thanks in part to lessons shared by emergency medical personnel in Israel. The World's Matthew Bell reports.