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12 Nov 2013 description
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From Paula Hancocks. Anna Coren. Andrew Stevens and Ivan Watson, CNN

Tacloban, Philippines (CNN) -- Surrounded by rubble, children swarm around a public well in this storm-ravaged city, where bodies are still lying in the streets days after a deadly typhoon struck.

The children douse themselves with water and fill plastic cups and jugs.

"Even though we're not sure that it is clean and safe," Roselda Sumapit said, "we still drink it, because we need to survive."

01 Oct 2013 description
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In the midst of a bloody civil war, the biggest killer in Syria may not be the one you expect: chronic disease.

17 Jul 2012 description
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By Madison Park, CNN updated 9:59 AM EDT, Tue July 17, 2012


North and South Waziristan have banned polio vaccines over use of U.S. drones

WHO estimates 280,000 children may not have access to polio vaccine

Pakistan is one of three countries in the world where polio is still a problem

(CNN) -- A ban on polio vaccinations imposed by the Taliban could affect about 280,000 children living in tribal areas of northwest Pakistan, according to estimates from the World Health Organization.

05 Mar 2012 description
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By Hamadoun Toure, Special to CNN


  • Mobile broadband can help Africa reach Millennium Development Goals, says Hamadoun Touré

  • He argues that broadband can teach children information technology skills

  • Mobile technology is transforming healthcare and banking, Touré says

Editor's note: Dr Hamadoun Touré is secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union -- the U.N.'s specialized agency for information and communication technologies.