healthcare

Conflict & Justice

Ted Kennedy's Legacy

Senator Ted Kennedy died last night at the age of 77 after a year-long battle with brain cancer. The World's Jeb Sharp looks back on the legacy of the man called the �liberal lion of the Senate.�

Conflict & Justice

Foreign models for US health care

Anchor Katy Clark speaks with journalist T.R. Reid about his new book, �The Healing of America � A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care.� It explores health care systems in other countries and what the United States could learn.

Conflict & Justice

Remembering Kennedy

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 Rumsfeld�and we look back on Kennedy's legacy later in the program.

Lifestyle & Belief

Treating blindness in Africa

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.

Conflict & Justice

Protests over lead poisoning in China

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.

Conflict & Justice

Britain's health care system

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.

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Health & Medicine

Part III: An Ounce of Prevention

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.

Health & Medicine

Part II: Pink Ribbons to Haiti

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.

Conflict & Justice

Treating Disabled Syrians

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.