Public health expert Judy Twigg says that the Sputnik V vaccine study increases Russia's soft power influence around the globe.
Canada is making it a whole lot easier to get medical marijuana. Think vending machines.
A research study last year showed that a simple antibiotic can reduce a severely malnourished child's chances of dying by nearly 40 percent. But getting that antibiotic to the children who need it is easier said than done.
In Nepal, as many as a quarter of newborn deaths could be prevented with the use of an inexpensive antiseptic ointment, routinely used after childbirth in the US. The challenge is getting it to the women who need it in time.
Adult-onset diabetes is increasingly common in Cambodia, yet many Cambodian diabetics don't exhibit the usual risk factors. Could the country be experiencing a delayed effect of famine in the 1970s?
In many developing countries, thousands of volunteers serve as community health workers. But who is looking after their interests? Amy Costello reports from the West African nation of Senegal.
In Chinese cities like Beijing, a rising awareness about the dangers of air pollution is evident on people's faces. More and more Beijingers are wearing masks to protect themselves from air pollution. But, in order for them to offer any protection at all, they first must be worn correctly.
While the international community focuses on chemical weapons in Syria, the suffering of Syrians caught up in the war continues. After more than two years of civil strife, Syrians are displaced and lack basic health care. And it's clear the world could be doing more.
The World's multimedia producer Sonia Narang is wrapping up a three-week trip to Nepal where she's been reporting on the difficult lives of women who still abide by centuries-old traditions.