Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge From AIDS to malaria, the global health community is looking for new ways to fight the world's major infectious diseases. The unprecedented effort has laid bare the fundamental problems of health in the developing world. NPR reports on some of the most urgent emerging health issues.

Making Affordable Drugs in Africa

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Vietnam Takes Steps to Head Off Flu Pandemic

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Developing Countries See Health Care 'Brain Drain'

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New Malarial Therapy Reaches Remote Africa

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Medical Workers, Global Health's 'Boots on the Ground'

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Parental Fears Snarl Efforts Against Polio

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Water Plentiful, But Contaminated in El Salvador

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Global AIDS Fund Boosts Health, Economy in Ghana

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For Niger, Improved Health Care May Cut Famine

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Flying Doctors to the Rescue

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In Brazil, a New Effort to Wipe Out Hookworm

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