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Jason Beaubien

Jason Beaubien appears in the following:

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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Five Days And Five Nights With Doctors Without Borders

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

They're in a crowded refugee camp, running the only hospital in a war-torn corner of South Sudan.

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WHO's Stern Warning: The World 'Is Not Prepared To Cope' With Pandemics

Monday, May 23, 2016

Dr. Margaret Chan, head of the World Health Organization, offered congratulations for victories on the health front — and words of serious concern about the future.

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They're The Invisible Ones: Refugees Who Aren't Officially Refugees

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Nearly 28 million people were displaced within their own country last year by conflict and natural catastrophe. And they're especially hard to help.

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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.

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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.

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