Health

Health workers from different states attend a function to celebrate the third year after India was declared polio free in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.

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Health workers from different states attend a function in New Delhi, India, to celebrate three years since India was declared polio free

Afghanistan women health...epa03930038 Afghan women wait to receive medical treatment at a local hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, 30 October 2013. In rural areas of Afghanistan women are not allowed to seek medical help from a male doctor. Afghanistan has the second highest maternal mortality rate in the world where poor health conditions and malnutrition made pregnancy and childbirth exceptionally dangerous for Afghan women.  EPA/S. SABAWOON

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Afghan women wait to receive medical treatment at a local hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. In rural areas women are not allowed to seek medical help from a male doctor. Afghanistan has the second-highest maternal mortality rate in the world. Read more

Participants play in a swimming pool filled with pink and green plastic balls during a Guinness World Records attempt of the Largest Ball Pit as part of the "Pink October" campaign at Kerry Hotel in Pudong, Shanghai. The event, aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer prevention, set the world record with one million balls in the 25-metre-long (82 ft.) and 12.6-metre-wide (41 ft.) swimming pool, according to local media.

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Participants play in a swimming pool filled with pink and green plastic balls during a Guinness World Records attempt of the Largest Ball Pit as part of the Pink October campaign at Kerry Hotel in Pudong, Shanghai. The event, aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer prevention, set the world record with 1m balls in the 25-metre-long and 12.6-metre-wide swimming pool, according to local media.

An Afghan health worker (2R) administers a polio vaccination to a child on the first day of a vaccination campaign in Herat. A new three-day nationwide immunisation campaign against polio began supported by Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health country wide, officials said.

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A health worker administers a polio vaccination to a child in Herat, Afghanistan, at the start of a three-day nationwide immunisation campaign against polio, supported by the country’s Ministry of Public Health

Marialena, a homeless AIDS sufferer and former drug addict who is on a methadone rehabilitation program, sleeps under a bridge in central Athens...Marialena, a 42-year-old homeless AIDS sufferer and former drug addict who is on a methadone rehabilitation program, sleeps under a bridge in central Athens May 13, 2013. Since the debt crisis erupted in 2009, hundreds of thousands of Greeks have lost their jobs and the unemployment rate in the country reached 26.8 percent in March, new figures show. According to Praxis, a non-governmental organisation, the number of homeless in Greece has nearly doubled to over 20,000 from 11,000 in 2009. Picture taken May 13, 2013. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)    ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 13 OF 41 FOR PACKAGE 'DOWN AND OUT IN ATHENS'. TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'UNEMPLOYMENT YANNIS'

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Marialena, a 42 year-old homeless AIDS sufferer and former drug addict who is on a methadone rehabilitation programme, sleeps under a bridge in central AthensRead more

epa03698376 (05/17) A leper patient looks on outside one of the huts at the leprosy hospital in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 30 April 2013. The leprosy hospital was founded by the British around 1891. At present there are just over a hundred patients living with their families in the hospital run by the Kashmir state government. The patients live in the same mud made structures which were built by the British over a century ago, most of them under unhygienic conditions and without proper sanitation.  EPA/FAROOQ KHAN PLEASE REFER TO ADVISORY NOTICE (epa03698371)  FOR FULL FEATURE TEXT

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A leprosy patient looks on outside one of the huts at the leprosy hospital in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. The leprosy hospital was founded by the British circa 1891. At present there are just over a hundred patients living with their families in the hospital run by the Kashmir state government. The patients live in the same mud made structures which were built by the British over a century ago. Most of them with unhygienic conditions and without proper sanitation

A Pakistani boy suffering from Measles lies asleep after getting vaccinated at a medical camp in Peshawar, Pakistan, 26 April 2013. Pakistani health authorities were scrambling to vaccinate thousands of children across the country after a measles outbreak. Measles was suspected to be the main cause for dozens of deaths last year in Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, with most children dying because of post-measles complications, including pneumonia and diarrhea, according to media report.

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A Pakistani boy suffering from Measles lies asleep after getting vaccinated at a medical camp in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Friday. Pakistani health authorities were scrambling to vaccinate thousands of children across the country after a measles outbreak. Measles was suspected to be the main cause for dozens of deaths last year in Sindh. Read more