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Poverty

The link between poverty and premature death and disability is well-documented, but the definition of who is poor and the global distribution of those living in extreme poverty is changing. This section examines the ways in which limited health resources, illness, and poverty are intertwined.

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Poverty

Paul Farmer and the Audacity of Accompaniment

Reflecting on Paul Farmer's extraordinary legacy

Poverty

Zimbabwe's Village Health Workers Persist in Cholera Battle

The southern African nation is still battling an outbreak that began a year ago

Poverty

The Threat of Bogus Doctors in Africa

Social media is propelling the popularity and reach of medical frauds in South Africa and Malawi

Poverty

The Mysterious Kidney Illness Rising Among Sri Lankan Farmers

Are pesticides in drinking water to blame for kidney disease among young farmers?

Poverty

Hope for a Neglected Condition

An interview with an organizer and activist born with sickle cell disease in the DRC, plus a leading medical expert

Poverty

India’s “Widow Village”

Silicosis deaths are rising among miners in Budhpura, Rajasthan

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Texas’s Persistent Problem

Understanding why gaps in Texas’s Medicaid coverage persist

Poverty

Aesthetic Procedures Are at an All-Time High, but People Are Getting Left Behind

As the aesthetic industry grows, let’s not forget the reconstructive origin ethos of plastic surgery

Poverty

Water Is Life

An interview with Cardinal Michael F. Czerny on the Catholic Church’s water, sanitation, and hygiene project

Poverty

Caste Out

India’s unjust health-care system

Poverty

Syrians Need Stable Humanitarian Aid

Syrians have long suffered from preventable harms and a devastating earthquake compounds those difficulties.