Trucks carrying humanitarian aid enter Gaza Strip from Egypt in Rafah as a temporary ceasefire went into effect, Nov. 24, 2023.

‘We’re bracing for what comes after’ the truce, MSF Gaza director says

Israel-Hamas war

Many Palestinians in the Gaza Strip remain in desperate need of humanitarian aid. To find out more about the situation, The World’s host Marco Werman spoke with Avril Benoit, the executive director of Doctors Without Borders in the United States.

A worker walks alongside the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant's array of digester eggs in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York

Why has polio emerged in the US, UK and Israel? A polio eradication expert weighs in.

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A hospital worker carries a tray of medicine at a government-run hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan doctors say the country can’t survive on donated drugs forever

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A nurse prepares a Pfizer coronavirus vaccination at the Kiswa Health Center III in the Bugolobi neighborhood of Kampala, Uganda Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. 

Why auto-disable syringes are key to vaccinating the world

Merck corporate headquarters in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

New Merck pill could help treat COVID-19 symptoms for people without access to vaccines

Eusebio Torres waits to be vaccinated as a nurse prepares the dose of the Cuban Abdala COVID-19 vaccine at the Gustavo Aldereguia hospital in Cienfuegos, Cuba, Sunday, May 30, 2021.

Cuba’s promise of a homegrown COVID-19 vaccine  


Cuba, a world leader in medicine, is the first in Latin America to develop its own COVID-19 vaccine.

A member of the National Guard, center, administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to a farmworker.

Vaccine mandates aren’t new. But do they work?


With lagging vaccine campaigns and threats of the new delta variant, some world leaders are prompted to impose vaccine mandates.

Emine Aslan, a doctor on the vaccine team, prepares a COVID-19 vaccine for a patient in Ömerova

Turkey’s health workers hike steep mountains to deliver vaccines in isolated villages


In rural Başkale in eastern Turkey, medical teams have spent months traveling into the mountains to deliver vaccine doses to 120 villages.

Dr. Fauci stands at a podium in the White House press room with the American flag over his shoulder

A future pandemic is ‘almost guaranteed,’ Fauci says


Dr. Anthony Fauci says a pandemic preparedness plan is being fine-tuned in anticipation of the next one. “We’re working on universal corona vaccine,” Fauci told The World’s host Carol Hills.

A sole woman waits in an empty movie theater-turned vaccination hub for her vaccine at a mall

Vaccine hesitancy: A nationwide challenge in the Philippines


After a major controversy over a dengue fever vaccine, many Filipinos are vaccine-weary when it comes to the COVID-19 jab.