As Myanmar prepared for its historic 2015 election, its leadership was rolling out plans for dramatic health sector reforms. But there are enormous obstacles, including the legacy of war and a rising threat of drug-resistant infectious diseases in restive border areas. Mike Ives reports.
Priyanka Pulla asks if there can ever be legitimacy in ‘quackery’.
Is there a place for traditional spiritual healers in Australia’s healthcare system? Georgina Kenyon reports.
When healthcare is expensive, the Amish culture of autonomy and thrift may be a way to balance communal support and individual responsibility. Sara Talpos finds out more.
Traditional remedies in Ghana are loved by the people, championed by entrepreneurs and make millions for the government. Yepoka Yeebo finds out how herbal medicine became big business – and whether regulation might make or break it.
Every day, hundreds of Israeli volunteers drive ill Palestinians from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to hospitals in Israel. Shaul Adar joins them on the road and learns why they see their neighbourly help as a step on the journey to peaceful coexistence.
Who would risk their own safety tending to the injured and recovering the dead in one of the most violent cities on earth? Samira Shackle rides along with a driver from the world’s largest voluntary ambulance service.
Uncovering the secret life of antidepressants could open up a host of new treatments for other conditions.
In 2009, one Indian state took a chance on quacks to help solve its healthcare crisis. What happened?
How Pomerene Hospital, Ohio, became more welcoming to the Amish community.
Mike Ives goes on the road with a Myanmar ambulance crew.
Genetic diagnosis is getting ever more sophisticated. But as doctors uncover diseases that are hereditary, who needs to know?
This reading list accompanies our story on the ethical issues around sharing genetic information.
Why creating safer catheters and using them more responsibly could slow antibiotic resistance and save lives.
This reading list accompanies our story on why our reluctance to talk about catheters could kill.