Jason Beaubien

Jason Beaubien appears in the following:

What If You Held An African Summit And No Africans Could Come?

Saturday, March 25, 2017

That's what happened at an African business conference in Los Angeles. Not one of the African invitees could get a visa to come to the U.S. And it's hard to find out exactly why.


So What Do You Do With The ... Poo ... In A Pit Latrine?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

That's a problem in Bangladesh, where pit latrines have brought rates of open defecation down — but led to the dumping of 'fecal sludge' in waterways. A new study proposes a possible solution.


Trump Foreign Budget: HIV Prevention Spared, U.N. And Others Lose Big

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The fiscal plan "puts America first" by slashing funds from many (but not all) global health and development programs.


Why The Famine In South Sudan Keeps Getting Worse

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The U.N. says Sudan — and three other countries — are the scene of catastrophic famine. What are the causes?


Somaliland To Trump: Take Us Off Your Travel Ban

Friday, March 10, 2017

The self-declared republic believes it should not be included on the list along with Somalia. 'We are two different states," says the foreign minister. It's a long story.


WHO's First-Ever List Of The Dirty Dozen Superbugs

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

For the first time, the World Health Organization has released a list of 12 bacteria that "pose the greatest threat to human health" because of their antibiotic resistance.


Brazil's Expanding Yellow Fever Outbreak Started With Monkeys

Friday, February 17, 2017

Since December, there have been more than 1,000 suspected human cases of yellow fever and hundreds more probable cases in monkeys.


Drug-Resistant Malaria Turns Up In The U.K.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Artemisinin-based medications have long been the treatment of choice for malaria. But late in 2015, health officials in Britain came across a cluster of cases that refused to succumb to the drugs.


Why Is Extensively Drug-Resistant TB On The Rise?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

There are two main theories. A new study of South African patients points to the scarier of the two.


Jamaica Says U.S. And Others Are 'Poaching' Its Nurses

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Some surgeries are being postponed due to a lack of nursing staff.


Wins And Losses In Global Health In 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

The editor of the New England Journal Of Medicine is a big Red Sox fan. And so he framed the year in global health in baseball terms.


Amid Growing Unrest, South Sudan Kicks Out Aid Workers

Friday, December 16, 2016

At a time when South Sudanese need aid more than ever, staffers from one of the biggest humanitarian groups in the country were expelled — with no explanation.


Study: Child Laborers In Bangladesh Are Working 64 Hours A Week

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

A new report from the Overseas Development Institute finds that impoverished children are working long hours in violation of the country's labor laws.


U.N. Finally Apologizes For Cholera In Haiti ... But Omits One Point

Friday, December 02, 2016

On Thursday, Ban Ki-moon apologized to the Haitian people: "We simply did not do enough with regard to the cholera outbreak."


Top U.S. AIDS Official Touts Progress, Has Tough Words For Tanzania

Thursday, December 01, 2016

An interview with Dr. Deborah Birx, the U.S. Global AIDS coordinator. She says this is an "exciting" time in the global fight against the disease.


Why Can't We Bring Down The Number Of New HIV Cases?

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Despite progress against the disease, roughly 2 million people are infected with the virus every year.


Zika Pregnancies And Big Questions In Puerto Rico

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

More than 2,600 pregnant women on the island have tested positive for Zika. While the number of confirmed cases of fetal abnormalities has been small, officials are concerned about long-term effects.


The New Debate Over Bed Nets And Malaria Prevention

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Do they still help prevent disease caused by the bite of infected mosquitoes? A five-year study offers cause for concern as well as good news.


Kenyan 'Wonk' Breaks Barriers As Student Body Prez At UNC

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Bradley Opere is the first African to hold the office at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Along the way, he's learned a lot about politics, race — and football.


The Rainy Season Strategy To Stop Malaria

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

It's called Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention. And so far, the results have been remarkable.