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Jason Beaubien

Jason Beaubien appears in the following:

'Genius Grant' Winner Is A Genius At Inspiring Students

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Engineering professor Rebecca Richards-Kortum wins a MacArthur Fellowship for inspiring her students to invent medical devices for the developing world.

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Reporter Returns To Haiti And Finds Cherished Hotel Shuttered

Sunday, September 18, 2016

I couldn't care less about most of the hotels I've stayed in as a foreign correspondent. But the Villa Creole was different.

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How Boko Haram Is Keeping Polio Alive In Nigeria

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Last year the country was declared polio-free. Now there are three new cases. And Boko Haram militants are the biggest obstacle to getting rid of the virus.

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Why The Low Zika Numbers In Haiti Might Be Wrong

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

There are signs that the virus is spreading. And the health system is ill-equipped to detect or care for babies born with microcephaly.

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Doctors Fear Zika Is A Sleeping Giant In Haiti

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Health care workers are anxious that Zika is spreading across the country undetected — and worry that the system is ill-equipped to deal with severe birth defects.

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Gang Rape Of Aid Workers In South Sudan Is A Turning Point

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The country faces one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world. But the brutal rape has left aid agencies wondering whether to pull out their foreign staff.

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Debate Continues Over U.N. Role In Bringing Cholera To Haiti

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The U.N. appears to be on the verge of admitting it played a role in introducing cholera to Haiti in 2010. But critics are still waiting for the agency to take full responsibility.

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Polio Rears Its Head Again In Africa

Friday, August 12, 2016

The two new polio cases in Nigeria are the first detected on the African continent in more than two years.

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Puerto Rico's Efforts To Stop Zika Are Hampered By Mistrust

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Puerto Rico has more reported cases of Zika than many other places in the region, and the number of cases continues to rise. Unfortunately, Zika is just one of the island's many problems.

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#NPRWormWeek: Worms Are Bottled Up In The Smithsonian's Crawl Space

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Tapeworms, hookworms, leeches. Millions of specimens. This collection has it all — except legs.

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Puerto Rican OB-GYNs Offer Free Birth Control To Fight Zika

Saturday, August 06, 2016

With the Zika epidemic raging around them, OB-GYNs in Puerto Rico have launched a plan to offer free contraception across the island. Doctors say the island has a high unplanned pregnancy rate.

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Zika Cases Surge In Puerto Rico As Mosquitoes Flourish

Friday, August 05, 2016

The warm, wet summer months in Puerto Rico are the perfect breeding time for the mosquitoes that carry Zika virus. As the mosquitoes multiply there, so do the human cases of infection.

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The Sole Doctor In The Hospital Shoulders The Burden Of HIV

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Dr. Marlen Baroso works at the health center in Beira, a port city in Mozambique. She treats patients with ailments, accident victims, women in labor — and thousands of people with HIV.

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Why Healthy Teens Are Taking A Daily Anti-AIDS Pill

Thursday, July 21, 2016

In a pilot program in South Africa, teens who are not infected with HIV are going on a preventive regimen of anti-AIDS drugs.

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Fighting HIV In Two High-Risk Groups: Sex Workers And Truck Drivers

Monday, July 18, 2016

It's part of a pilot program from Doctors Without Borders in a part of Mozambique where roughly 1 in 10 adults is infected with the virus.

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A New Generation Learns How To Live With HIV

Monday, July 18, 2016

You can hear their stories in a series of videos — and listen to their youth-oriented coverage of the International AIDS Conference.

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International AIDS Conference Returns To Durban, South Africa.

Monday, July 18, 2016

When the conference was held there in 2000, HIV was terrifying. It was spreading rapidly and an infection was viewed as a death sentence. Now, conference attendees celebrate a sea change around HIV.

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The Last Days Of Guinea Worm

Monday, June 06, 2016

The world has wiped out only one human disease: smallpox. Guinea worm disease looks like it's on the verge of being the second.

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David Gilkey Was 'An Incredibly Thoughtful' Photographer In The Midst Of Plight

Monday, June 06, 2016

NPR's Jason Beaubien says David Gilkey, who died this week in Afghanistan, had a talent with his camera for distilling unfathomably large disasters into human-scale stories of grief and loss.

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'High Highs And Deep Lows': 5 Days With Doctors Without Borders In South Sudan

Thursday, May 26, 2016

In the past year, dozens of hospitals run by the medical aid group Doctors Without Borders, also known as MSF, have been attacked. NPR spends a week with two doctors in a hospital inside an enormous refugee camp in South Sudan to find out why they work in dangerous places, and what the work is like.

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