Jason Beaubien

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Syria Hospital Airstrike: Are The Rules Of War Breaking Down?

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The destruction of a hospital in Aleppo is part of a disturbing trend. And it's not just happening in Syria.


If You Think She Looks Like An Avon Lady, You're Half Right

Thursday, April 28, 2016

She's a Living Goods agent. The company styles its door-to-door health care deliveries after American businesses like Avon, Amway and Tupperware.


The Improvisational Surgeon: Cardboard Casts, No Power, Patients Galore

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

A new report says 5 billion people lack access to even the most basic surgical care. Why is surgery ignored in the global health landscape?


Monkey Malaria Creeps Closer To Being A Major Human Threat

Friday, April 08, 2016

A new paper raises concerns about possible changes in the parasite behind the strain, putting us at greater risk.


U.N. Report Documents Systemic Rape By Government Troops In South Sudan

Friday, March 11, 2016

A United Nations report out Friday documents systematic rape and other war crimes by government troops in South Sudan. NPR takes a look at the report and others documenting violence in the world's newest country.


South Sudan Soldiers Suffocated 60-Plus Men And Boys, Report Says

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The massacre reportedly occurred at a church compound, where the victims were forced into a shipping container. Amnesty International is calling it a "war crime."


Nothing Is Going Right In The World's Newest Nation

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

A U.N. camp for displaced persons tells the story of South Sudan's woes. Its 120,000 residents, mostly kids, came to escape civil war violence and a growing food crisis.


Living In A Camp By A Ruined City, They're Strangers In Their Own Land

Friday, February 26, 2016

U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon is urging both sides in the South Sudanese civil war to resolve their differences. In the meantime, some 2 million people are living in limbo in the brutalized nation.


South Sudan Faces New Obstacles To Implementing Peace Deal

Thursday, February 25, 2016

In the latest step toward peace to end South Sudan's civil war, Vice President Riek Machar agreed to return to the country as long as he's allowed to bring his own troops to the capital.


This Mosquito Likes Us Too Much For Our Own Good

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Meet Aedes aegypti. It's an ideal spreader of disease โ€” from its attraction to trash to its habit of sipping blood from lots of folks in one feeding spree.


Zika In French Polynesia: It Struck Hard In 2013, Then Disappeared

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Before Zika swept across most of Latin America and the Caribbean, the largest outbreak ever recorded had been in French Polynesia. Between 2013 and early 2014, researchers estimate nearly 20,000 people on the cluster of islands in the South Pacific were infected with the virus.

French Polynesia's brush with Zika ...


CDC Sees Major Challenges Ahead In The Fight Against Zika

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is involved on nearly every front, from diagnostics to the study of a possible link to microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome.


WHO: Birth Defect Linked To Zika Virus Is 'Public Health Emergency'

Monday, February 01, 2016

The concern is not the virus itself but the cluster of brain-damaged babies born to pregnant women who had been infected with the mosquito-borne disease.


Zika Virus Prompts Emergency Meeting Of The World Health Organization

Monday, February 01, 2016

WHO Director General Margaret Chan called the meeting for Monday in Geneva to decide whether the Zika virus outbreak rises to a public health emergency that would be of international concern.


World Health Organization Calls Spread Of Zika Virus 'Alarming'

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The World Health Organization says the spread of the Zika virus through the Americas is "alarming" and will meet on Monday to decide whether to declare the outbreak an international h...


WHO Warns Of Zika Virus's 'Alarming' And 'Explosive' Spread

Thursday, January 28, 2016

In her first major address on the Zika outbreak, the head of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, said the mosquito-borne virus has gone from being "a mild threat to one of alarming proportions." Chan spoke Thursday in Geneva.

The apparent link between Zika and severe birth defects ...


Zika Virus Will Spread Through The Americas, WHO Says

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Zika virus, which has been blamed for birth defects, is spread by a type of mosquito that is found in every country in the Western Hemisphere, except Canada where the weather is too cold.


The Zika Virus Takes A Frightening Turn โ€” And Raises Many Questions

Friday, January 22, 2016

Concern continues to grow over the outbreak of Zika virus in Latin America. The virus has been linked to severe brain damage in babies.


#NPRreads: Slow Down Over These Three Stories This Weekend

Friday, January 15, 2016

#NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

From national desk producer Laurel Wamsley:



Zika Virus Makes CDC Consider A Travel Warning For Pregnant Women

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Centers for Disease Control is concerned about an increase in a rare birth defect in Brazil that could be linked to the virus. But Zika is not just in Brazil; see a map of where it is spreading.