Malaria is one tough disease to beat. It infects about 200 million people and despite enormous efforts and impressive gains, it still kills about 400,000 people each year.
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Tuberculosis is second only to HIV/AIDS as the world's leading infectious disease threat. Nearly all the deaths are in low and middle-income countries and there's a growing risk from drug-resistant strains.
Malaria killed over 400,000 people last year -- most of them were children. President Barack Obama singled out this disease in his 2016 State of the Union Address, saying American leadership could make a huge difference.
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Paul Manafort, the adviser hired by Donald Trump to add stability and institutional know-how to Trump’s often scattershot presidential campaign, has long and deep reported ties to pro-Russian politicians in Ukraine. With the help of a visiting Ukranian journalist, we explore Manafort's connections to the Eastern European country.
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With private drug companies backing away from infectious disease research, governments and foundations are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to rein in tuberculosis. The World Health Organization says $1.3 billion more each year is needed to get ahead of the world's second most lethal infectious disease.
In her first major policy speech, USAID administrator Gayle Smith listed a number of gains the world has seen in recent decades. We checked her stats, and while Smith did pretty well, she didn't get a perfect score every time.
The new feature on our website will focus on claims about global health and development in partnership with Africa Check. Today, we launch with a pair of fact-checking -- including a Pants on Fire! claim about Zika -- and a story explaining the problems the electrical grid in many African countries.