Jason Beaubien

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A Proposed New Tax, Mainly On Latinos, To Pay For Trump's Border Wall

Thursday, May 25, 2017

It's called the Border Wall Funding Act of 2017. And it would place a new tax on money being wired to Latin America and the Caribbean.


World Health Organization Elects First Director-General From Africa

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The new leader, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia, will be expected to reform the bureaucratic agency and deal with the world's growing health problems.


Trump's Proposed USAID Head Knows Aid — And Politics

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mark Green is a former congressman, ambassador — and teacher of English in Kenya. What are aid groups saying about his nomination?


Cholera 101: An Ancient Disease Keeps Cropping Up

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The latest cholera surge is in Yemen, and Haiti is still fighting the world's worst outbreak. Why does this waterborne disease remain a global health risk?


Drug Resistant TB Is Predicted To Steadily Spread In 4 Countries

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

The case numbers are already high in certain countries. It's not only hard to treat — it's extremely contagious.


Morning News Brief: Comey Testifies, Spinning The Budget Deal, Hospital Attacks

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

FBI Director James Comey goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Also, both parties declare victory over a spending bill. And a new report says hospitals in war zones are increasingly targeted.


Report: Health Workers Attacked In 23 Countries Last Year

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Syria has seen the most attacks but it is far from the only country where assaults take place.


Boston Champ Juggles Marathons, 5 Kids, Kenyan Farm

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The daughter of peasant farmers, Edna Kiplagat was the fastest woman in the Beantown race by nearly a minute.


Malaria Wiped Out In U.S. But Still Plagues U.S. Hospitals

Monday, April 24, 2017

Transmission was eliminated in the United States in the early 1950s. But a new report sees a surprising trend.


U.N. To Pull Controversial Peacekeepers From Haiti

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Some say they brought a measure of stability. But they also brought cholera — and have been accused of sexual abuse.


Pork Tacos Topped With Fries: Fuel For Mexico's Diabetes Epidemic

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Mexico knows how to fight infectious diseases. Tackling a chronic condition like diabetes is a new — and daunting — challenge.


In Diabetes Fight, Lifestyle Changes Prove Hard To Come By In Mexico

Friday, April 07, 2017

To curb diabetes, Mexico is trying to get people to cut down on soda, eat more healthful foods and exercise. But changing people's habits is easier said than done.


How Diabetes Got To Be The No. 1 Killer In Mexico

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Diabetes has become a public health crisis in Mexico. The government is struggling to pay for care and slow the rate at which people develop the life-threatening metabolic disorder.


On Their Way To Build A Youth Center, They Were Ambushed And Killed

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The killing of six aid workers in South Sudan was the deadliest attack since the country's civil war began in 2013.


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.