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This cancer survivor wants to stop kids in the Philippines from lighting up

As smoking rates have fallen in the U.S. and Europe, tobacco companies have focused their advertising elsewhere, especially Asia. In the Philippines, 25 percent of the population smokes, and cigarettes are a leading cause of death. But one former smoker is cultivating a grassroots campaign to influence legislation and publicize the dangers -- especially to children. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

5 min2016 OCT 15
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This cancer survivor wants to stop kids in the Philippines from lighting up

Why southern China is a hotbed for disease development

Pandemics like Zika and Ebola can originate in one continent and quickly spread to another. To stop outbreaks before they start, scientists are trying to identify regions conducive to the development of new disease. One target is southern China, where factors such as daily wildlife trade and sewage-filled rivers have repeatedly led to the rise of new viruses. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

6 min2016 AUG 12
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Why southern China is a hotbed for disease development

Brazil grapples with Zika health emergency as Carnival begins

The Centers for Disease Control have released new guidelines for combating Zika virus, including a recommendation that men refrain from unprotected sex with women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Judy Woodruff talks with science correspondent Miles O’Brien, reporting from Brazil, about efforts by the CDC to work with medical services in Brazil to unravel the secrets of Zika.

5 min2016 FEB 6
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Brazil grapples with Zika health emergency as Carnival begins

As epidemic escalates, can U.S. aid for Ebola be deployed quickly enough?

How effective will new U.S. aid and military support be in fighting Ebola? Laurie Garrett of the Council on Foreign Relations and Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown Law School join Judy Woodruff for a deep dive into the plan. Then special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro offers an update from Nigeria, a country that has been relatively successful in controlling the deadly virus.

10 min2014 SEP 17
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As epidemic escalates, can U.S. aid for Ebola be deployed quickly enough?

Obama pledges money and military personnel to nations struck by Ebola

The United States will offer 3,000 troops and financial help to health care systems in West Africa that are overwhelmed by Ebola. President Obama announced that U.S. forces will build new treatment facilities, airlift hundreds of thousands of home health kits and train and treat health care workers. Meanwhile, the WHO predicts that infections will double every three weeks. Judy Woodruff reports.

3 min2014 SEP 17
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Obama pledges money and military personnel to nations struck by Ebola

U.S. offers support to fragile, West African health systems to combat Ebola

The number of deaths from the worst Ebola outbreak on record has now surpassed 2,300. To combat the epidemic, the U.S. has pledged funds, research and additional medical resources. Judy Woodruff sits down with Nancy Lindborg of the U.S. Agency for International Development for a detailed look at what the U.S. is providing.

9 min2014 SEP 10
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U.S. offers support to fragile, West African health systems to combat Ebola

News Wrap: Head of African terror group, Al Shabaab is dead

In our News Wrap Friday, the Pentagon confirmed the death of the leader of the African terror group, Al Shabaab. Also, flash floods and landslides have killed at least 116 in eastern Pakistan and Kashmir. And the third American aid worker infected with Ebola in Liberia is in stable condition in Nebraska.

4 min2014 SEP 6
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News Wrap: Head of African terror group, Al Shabaab is dead

One family’s quest to unite orphaned Chinese girls with a happy home

After reaching their fifties and raising their own children, Jenny and Richard Bowen adopted 2-year-old Maya from China after learning of poor orphanage conditions for abandoned girls. Sixteen years later, the Bowens have two adopted daughters from the same region and have started a non-profit called Half the Sky to transform orphan care with the cooperation of the Chinese government. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.

9 min2014 SEP 3
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One family’s quest to unite orphaned Chinese girls with a happy home

Why Ebola is proving so hard to contain

The international head of Doctors Without Borders has charged that many of the efforts to curtail the Ebola outbreak in West Africa have actually made it worse. Jeffrey Brown joins director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Tom Frieden, who just returned from surveying the situation in West Africa, to discuss the impediments to containing the disease, and the prospects of it spreading.

7 min2014 SEP 3
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Why Ebola is proving so hard to contain

Ebola’s spread hastens preparations for vaccine testing

An Ebola vaccine may be ready for human testing as early as next week. Though the vaccine is in its first stage of testing with humans, it showed favorable results in an infected monkey. Gwen Ifill learns more from Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

5 min2014 AUG 29
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Ebola’s spread hastens preparations for vaccine testing

Latest Episodes

This cancer survivor wants to stop kids in the Philippines from lighting up

As smoking rates have fallen in the U.S. and Europe, tobacco companies have focused their advertising elsewhere, especially Asia. In the Philippines, 25 percent of the population smokes, and cigarettes are a leading cause of death. But one former smoker is cultivating a grassroots campaign to influence legislation and publicize the dangers -- especially to children. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

5 min2016 OCT 15
Comments
This cancer survivor wants to stop kids in the Philippines from lighting up

Why southern China is a hotbed for disease development

Pandemics like Zika and Ebola can originate in one continent and quickly spread to another. To stop outbreaks before they start, scientists are trying to identify regions conducive to the development of new disease. One target is southern China, where factors such as daily wildlife trade and sewage-filled rivers have repeatedly led to the rise of new viruses. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

6 min2016 AUG 12
Comments
Why southern China is a hotbed for disease development

Brazil grapples with Zika health emergency as Carnival begins

The Centers for Disease Control have released new guidelines for combating Zika virus, including a recommendation that men refrain from unprotected sex with women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. Judy Woodruff talks with science correspondent Miles O’Brien, reporting from Brazil, about efforts by the CDC to work with medical services in Brazil to unravel the secrets of Zika.

5 min2016 FEB 6
Comments
Brazil grapples with Zika health emergency as Carnival begins

As epidemic escalates, can U.S. aid for Ebola be deployed quickly enough?

How effective will new U.S. aid and military support be in fighting Ebola? Laurie Garrett of the Council on Foreign Relations and Lawrence Gostin of Georgetown Law School join Judy Woodruff for a deep dive into the plan. Then special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro offers an update from Nigeria, a country that has been relatively successful in controlling the deadly virus.

10 min2014 SEP 17
Comments
As epidemic escalates, can U.S. aid for Ebola be deployed quickly enough?

Obama pledges money and military personnel to nations struck by Ebola

The United States will offer 3,000 troops and financial help to health care systems in West Africa that are overwhelmed by Ebola. President Obama announced that U.S. forces will build new treatment facilities, airlift hundreds of thousands of home health kits and train and treat health care workers. Meanwhile, the WHO predicts that infections will double every three weeks. Judy Woodruff reports.

3 min2014 SEP 17
Comments
Obama pledges money and military personnel to nations struck by Ebola

U.S. offers support to fragile, West African health systems to combat Ebola

The number of deaths from the worst Ebola outbreak on record has now surpassed 2,300. To combat the epidemic, the U.S. has pledged funds, research and additional medical resources. Judy Woodruff sits down with Nancy Lindborg of the U.S. Agency for International Development for a detailed look at what the U.S. is providing.

9 min2014 SEP 10
Comments
U.S. offers support to fragile, West African health systems to combat Ebola

News Wrap: Head of African terror group, Al Shabaab is dead

In our News Wrap Friday, the Pentagon confirmed the death of the leader of the African terror group, Al Shabaab. Also, flash floods and landslides have killed at least 116 in eastern Pakistan and Kashmir. And the third American aid worker infected with Ebola in Liberia is in stable condition in Nebraska.

4 min2014 SEP 6
Comments
News Wrap: Head of African terror group, Al Shabaab is dead

One family’s quest to unite orphaned Chinese girls with a happy home

After reaching their fifties and raising their own children, Jenny and Richard Bowen adopted 2-year-old Maya from China after learning of poor orphanage conditions for abandoned girls. Sixteen years later, the Bowens have two adopted daughters from the same region and have started a non-profit called Half the Sky to transform orphan care with the cooperation of the Chinese government. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.

9 min2014 SEP 3
Comments
One family’s quest to unite orphaned Chinese girls with a happy home

Why Ebola is proving so hard to contain

The international head of Doctors Without Borders has charged that many of the efforts to curtail the Ebola outbreak in West Africa have actually made it worse. Jeffrey Brown joins director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Tom Frieden, who just returned from surveying the situation in West Africa, to discuss the impediments to containing the disease, and the prospects of it spreading.

7 min2014 SEP 3
Comments
Why Ebola is proving so hard to contain

Ebola’s spread hastens preparations for vaccine testing

An Ebola vaccine may be ready for human testing as early as next week. Though the vaccine is in its first stage of testing with humans, it showed favorable results in an infected monkey. Gwen Ifill learns more from Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

5 min2014 AUG 29
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Ebola’s spread hastens preparations for vaccine testing
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