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Jason Beaubien

Jason Beaubien appears in the following:

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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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?

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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This Mosquito Likes Us Too Much For Our Own Good

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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