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Is the world on track for polio eradication by 2018?

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This video describes the tools available and discusses the challenges that remain for wiping out the disease.

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Seven ways to assist health research in developing nations

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New guide lists a set of core principles for strengthening research capacity in low- and middle-income countries.

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Project that mails antimalarial boxes to start spin-off

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Researchers use free Malaria Boxes to hunt for possible drugs, and now Pathogen Boxes are promised in 2015.

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Focus on Migration: The downside of polio vaccine checks

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Control efforts must not end up as another barrier to those fleeing political instability, says Max Martin.

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Trial set for world’s first leprosy vaccine

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The world’s first vaccine against leprosy is set for toxicology testing this year and clinical trial by 2015.

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A ‘post-antibiotic era’ may be approaching, warns WHO

Limited surveillance in poor nations is also hitting attempts to stop the rise of drug-resistant microbes, it says.

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The legacy of unexploded ordnance in Laos

This image gallery showcases an exhibition on the effects of cluster bombs and efforts to help those injured by them.

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On the front line against drug-resistant malaria

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This audio slideshow explains how a Thai research centre is fighting a more-dangerous strain of the parasite.

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Unlocking DNA technology in Nigeria

In this video, discover how a new molecular biology laboratory could boost the nation’s genetic research.

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Healthcare: A human right for Burmese migrants

This audio slideshow explains how a Thai clinic helps Burmese refugees and trains ethnic minority health workers.

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New tech offers hope of tackling TB in South Africa

South African trials test devices to detect the most infectious tuberculosis patients and track their movements.

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Health in urban slums depends on better local data

Tapping into local knowledge is the best way to assess each slum’s most urgent needs, a conference has heard.

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US provides $40 million to tackle infectious diseases

The Centers for Disease Control aims to help 30 high-risk nations boost their resistance to deadly pathogens.

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HIV treatment as prevention in Africa

In this podcast, we meet the researchers behind a trial that is taking a different approach to tackling the disease.

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