Stories

  • 29 November 2018
    Young Women at the Epicenter of HIV
    The world has cut the number of AIDS-related deaths in half since the peak in 2005. But in many countries, HIV infections remain extremely high among key populations among adolescent girls and young women. Globally, nearly 1,000 girls and young women...
  • 08 November 2018
    PrEPed to Prevent HIV
  • 25 September 2018
    Tuberculosis: Faces of the Fight
    TB touches real people and communities across the globe, often in their prime of life. They have names and faces. Here are some of their stories, and those of people taking tangible steps to drive progress.
  • 24 September 2018
    Supranational Lab Supercharges Fight against TB in East Africa
    In a high-security building in Kampala, Uganda, a man leads a group of sleuths investigating a potential killer.
  • 24 September 2018
    The Missing
    Mwadawa Iddi was suffering from a painful disease, but she did not know what it was. She was 82 and living alone in her small village, which restricted her movement and the ability to seek treatment. She was on the verge of losing hope when Rashid Go...
  • 21 September 2018
    A Carpenter’s Story
    Mohammed Rabbi works in a small carpentry shop in an alley in downtown Dhaka, Bangladesh’s capital. The 20-year-old had been suffering from coughs for months.
  • 21 September 2018
    Shahina: Giving Health to Rohingya Refugees
    “I go from house to house, visiting refugees to make sure they are healthy. Some days it is very hot in the camps. Other days it rains a lot."
  • 21 September 2018
    “Every person I can help makes my own experience a little less painful.”
    Ammar Mohammad Abu-Adel started smoking as a young man in Iraq, where he worked delivering bread every day starting at 6 AM. When he developed a bad cough, he thought nothing of it.
  • 21 September 2018
    “Tomorrow can be different.”
    Dalal Mohammad has dark, warm eyes and a long thin face framed by a navy blue headscarf. She has seen a lot, and the wrinkles around her eyes run deep.
  • 21 September 2018
    Hope, Health, Love
    Svetlana met Alexander in the TB hospital ward in the western Belarus city, Grodno. Perhaps not the typical setting for a love story. But every love story starts somewhere.