The Advance Market Commitment scheme, formulated by the GAVI Alliance, aims to provide more vaccines to the developing world by fixing their price over a 10-year period. Is it going to deliver, what will be the result, and how did global health institutions and the big pharmaceutical companies manage to agree on such a deal?
Fistula is a serious and embarrassing health condition for its sufferers, many of whom are marginalized by their families and communities around them. But in Burundi a major effort is underway to educate people about treatment options that can lead to a complete recovery.
AIDS is the leading cause of death among young people in the small Caribbean nation of Guyana, but innovative approaches are helping to spread the word about how to avoid HIV.
In Friday prayers and community meetings, religious leaders are teaching Afghan men about the dangers of domestic violence and the importance of protecting the health of women and children.
As Ethiopia faces up to the possibility of a booming population, parents are keen to learn about the benefits of birth spacing and family planning.
Among indigenous people in remote parts of Ecuador, expectant mothers are often reluctant to give birth away from home, leading to possible complications during labor. But local hospitals are beginning to realize that a little cultural sensitivity can go a long way toward changing their minds.
Is peanut butter the answer to childhood malnournishment? In Haiti, a locally made fortified food is helping to save babies' lives.
The key to preventing malaria deaths often involves small changes made at a community level. This film follows a local health information worker in Tanzania as he teaches local people about mosquito nets and the importance of using a medical clinic rather than traditional healers.
In many rural parts of Africa, people live far from their nearest medical centers and have no means of transportation. This is why groups like Dignitas International are promoting a community-based approach to administering drugs and treatment to HIV patients, a technique that's already paying dividends.
In cooperation with UNICEF, monks in Northern Thailand are implementing sustainable, low-cost, community-based programs that help local people whose lives have been affected by HIV and AIDS.
An energetic group of young people in Southern Africa, who first banded together to fight AIDS through education and performance, are now branching out into other areas, such as protecting the environment and even sports. Their ongoing project is an inspiring example to youths everywhere.
Millions of infants and women of childbearing age all across Afghanistan are being immunized against measles and tetanus as part of an ambitious UNICEF-supported plan to reduce deaths from these preventable diseases.
Thanks to Brother Andrew de Carpentier, deaf children in Jordan have a place of their own to learn. In addition to academic and vocational training, the Holy Land Institute for the Deaf matches up younger children with older mentors to foster a spirit of self-assurance that helps them grow into confident and independent adults.
In a country where it's common for people to survive on just one grain-based meal a day, many children are malnourished. Supported by UNICEF, volunteer community health worker Sara Djanatou has made it her mission to educate families about eating more healthily.
UNICEF's "Unite for Children" Campaign aims to help some of the 15 million young people who have lost a parent to AIDS. Children like "Kouadio" in Côte d'Ivoire, who is receiving help with his health and education, and dreams of one day becoming a doctor.
They walk for days through the highlands of Papua New Guinea, carrying a pack full of supplies, through rivers, knee-deep mud, and mountain passes. But they're not a group of Australian tourist trekkers; they're a group of very committed PNG health workers going to see their patients. And they're being funded as part of Australia's development program in PNG.