During a three-week maiden voyage to the northern city of Shenyang, the plane's medical volunteers treated 124 patients and provided hands-on surgical training to 18 local doctors.
Chronic diseases kill 38 million people per year worldwide; almost three-quarters of those deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. It’s time to act.
While the country has made great strides in controlling AIDS and other infectious diseases, Kenyans are living longer and chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer are on the rise.
Pneumonia causes around 2 million child deaths per year globally and the burden is especially heavy in a country like Bangladesh, where a third of the population is aged 14 or below.
Lake Victoria in southwestern Kenya is on the front line in the fight against malaria, and Agnes Akoth is a key figure.
Healthcare expert Dr. Jonathan D. Quick discusses solutions to address the rapid rise of chronic illnesses in the developing world
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