A well-wisher uses his phone to take a picture of a banner of photos of Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria, where the former South African president is being treated. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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South Africans Ponder A Nation Without Mandela

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A Yemeni child receives a polio vaccine in the capital city of Sanaa. The Yemen government launched an immunization campaign last month in response to the polio outbreak in neighboring Somalia. Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Polio Eradication Suffers A Setback As Somali Outbreak Worsens

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South Africa Honors Still-Ailing Mandela On His Birthday

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Well-wishers leave flowers, stuffed animals, posters, cards and balloons outside the entrance to the Mediclinic Heart Hospital. Jonathan Blakley/NPR hide caption

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As Nelson Mandela Turns 95, South Africa Celebrates

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A woman waits to get AIDS drugs on April 8 at a clinic in Ga-Rankuwa, South Africa, about 55 miles north of Johannesburg. New WHO guidelines say patients should start HIV treatment much earlier, before they become extremely sick. Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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South Africa Weighs Starting HIV Drug Treatment Sooner

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A boy collects water at a new spigot in Shululu, Tajikistan. Before the government built a new water system, villagers were allocated half-hour time slots to collect water from a trickling tap. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Rich With Water But Little To Drink In Tajikistan

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Rukshona Saidova, 12, lives with both HIV and tuberculosis. She can't walk right now because the diseases have atrophied muscles in her legs. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Curing Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis In Kids Takes Creativity

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Nurse Tina Martin checks on Orion Qurbonaliev, 4, who has tuberculosis. Orion's grandmother, Kholbibi Abdulloeva, also has TB. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Myths And Stigma Stoke TB Epidemic In Tajikistan

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Health workers vaccinate a boy against polio at a May immunization drive in Mogadishu, Somalia. Farah Abdi Warsameh/AP hide caption

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Polio Outbreak In Somalia Jeopardizes Global Eradication

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Boys at the L'Ecole Les Freres Clement elementary school in Jacmel, Haiti, line up to take deworming pills that protect against elephantiasis. Maggie Steber for The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Students paste red ribbons on a window to mark World AIDS Day in Nanjing, China, in 2006. Although many infectious diseases have declined in the country, the number of new HIV cases nearly quadrupled between 2007 and 2011. AP hide caption

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Faces Of Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

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Moldova Grapples With Whether To Isolate TB Patients

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Oxana and Pavel Rucsineanu walk to the tuberculosis hospital in Balti, Moldova. Oxana and their new baby live in an apartment, but Pavel still has to stay at the TB ward, fighting for his life. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Love In The Time Of TB: A Young Family Fights An Ancient Foe

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A health worker weighs a Somali baby on scales at a medical clinic in Mogadishu. Babies in Somalia have the highest risk of dying within the first 24 hours after birth. Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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