The US capital is suffering an epidemic of HIV and AIDS.
The city’s health department says three per cent of residents are living with AIDS, or HIV, a 22 per cent increase since 2006.
It means infections are spreading faster in Washington than in some cities in Africa.
Al Jazeera’s Monica Villamizar reports from Washington.
Decades of war in Afghanistan have left the health system in ruins, and the civilan population at severe risk by disease and injury.
The situation is especially grave for pregnant women. Afghanistan has some of the highest maternity and infant mortality rates in the world.
Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from the Children’s Hospital in the capital Kabul.
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