Worldfocus Extended Coverage Pages
Worldfocus.org builds out extended coverage pages to focus on key international countries and themes: Voices of Iran; Stateless to Statehood; Politics and Pop Culture; Behind the Korean; Crisis in Congo, and more.
Posted: November 6, 2009 18:22
Inefficiency mars Britain’s cradle-to-grave health promise
The British National Health System is the world's largest publicly-funded health care system. Harry Smith of Al Jazeera English reports on how this free -- but controversial -- system is faring 60 years after its inception.
Posted: September 8, 2009 14:46
Elite private medicine in India doesn’t reach rural areas
Prerna Suri of Al Jazeera English reports how patients in rural parts of India walk for miles to reach hospitals, some of which serve over 35,000 people.
Posted: September 7, 2009 15:18
Expectant mothers in Haiti cope with chaotic conditions
Each year, more than half a million women across the world die while giving birth, most of them from developing countries. In Haiti, the situation is desperate, as violence, political chaos and insufficient international aid have hampered even the most basic health care.
Posted: August 4, 2009 11:32
Peter Eisner (blog)
In China, quality health care at a fraction of the cost
Many countries think that good health care is a right, not a privilege, writes Worldfocus blogger Peter Eisner -- and as a result, people don’t have to mortgage their lives when they get sick. Take China, for example, where a recent visit to the doctor cost about $1.
Posted: August 3, 2009 13:06
The highs and lows of universal health care in Brazil
In Brazil, health care is free. By law, everyone has a right to treatment, and as a result, infant mortality is down and life expectancy is up. But there are drawbacks -- offering so much has put a strain on the health system.
Posted: January 26, 2009 14:32
Angola closes Congo border as Ebola spreads
An outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has put neighboring countries on alert. The highly infectious disease, for which there is no known cure, kills approximately 80 percent of those infected.
Posted: January 6, 2009 23:21
Mugabe claims cholera crisis is over in Zimbabwe
Dele Olojede, a Nigerian journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner, discusses the entrenched Zimbabwean leader's situation and the country's future.
Posted: December 11, 2008 11:09
Free healthcare but long lines in Uganda
Uganda suffers from an extreme shortage of health workers, particularly in more remote rural areas.
Posted: December 10, 2008 23:53
Zimbabwe aid workers wrestle to contain cholera
Manuel Lopez, head of a Doctors Without Borders mission in Zimbabwe, discusses the country's cholera epidemic from Harare.
Posted: December 10, 2008 15:26