Challenges remain in Pakistan after the floods

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20 million affected

20 million affected

The floods in Pakistan have had an enormous consequence for the health of millions of people. They have also impacted the ability to deliver emergency and routine health care across the country. The World Health Organization has responded in several ways, including the delivery of medicines to treat 4.5 million people and coordinating the humanitarian health sector response.

Children in Afghanistan celebrate Peace Day

International Day of Peace

Kites are flying in Bamyan, Central Afghanistan, to mark the International Day of Peace. Children and community leaders spent the day hiking and enjoying a variety of arts, cultural and outdoor activities.Peace Day is held annually on September 21 and the theme for this year is “Youth, peace and development”. And the UN’s “Trekking for Peace” is part of the week long campaign.

Cancer is spreading quickly in developing countries

cancer screening

By 2030, an estimated 13 million people will die from cancer every year, and 9 million of these deaths will be in developing countries. Already, cancer accounts for more than double the number of deaths from malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS combined. The problem is, these countries are poorly equipped to respond to the looming crisis. Misha Kidambi of the International Atomic Energy Agency speaks to Professor Rajiv Sarin, research and expert on cancer and public health.

Producer: Jocelyne Sambira

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