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Linda Poon

Linda Poon appears in the following:

It's All About The Girls: Is The World Listening To Them?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

More than 500 girls living in poverty have lent their voices to Girl Declaration, a campaign urging world leaders to include the needs of girls in the next set of global development goals.

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How Do You Catch Ebola: By Air, Sweat Or Water?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Americans have many questions — and misconceptions — about the deadly virus that's rapidly spreading in West Africa. We asked two scientists to explain more about how Ebola is transmitted.

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Volunteer Recap: Megaphones, Machetes And Unexpected Tears

Sunday, September 07, 2014

At 4:30 a.m., medical student Ryan Klitgaard would wake up to a Nicaraguan newspaper vendor yelling through a megaphone. Then came a day of treating patients — and fending off dogs and chickens.

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U.S. Doctor Didn't Treat Ebola Patients Yet Still Caught The Virus

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Dr. Rick Sacra cared for pregnant women and for children in the obstetrics ward of ELWA Hospital in Liberia, run by the Christian Aid group SIM. He is the third American diagnosed with the disease.

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Another American Doctor In Liberia Tests Positive For Ebola

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

He's the third American to contract the disease while working in Liberia. In this case, the doctor, who was part of the Christian aid group SIM, was treating obstetrics patients.

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A Trip With Her Folks Turned Barbara Bush Into A Global Activist

Sunday, August 31, 2014

She visited Africa with her presidential parents and found her calling. Barbara Bush talks about Global Health Corps, the group she started, and shares a "tweet of advice" for her volunteers.

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Study: Kids In Orphanages Can Do As Well As Those In Foster Care

Friday, August 29, 2014

Policymakers worldwide have been calling for countries to get rid of institutions for orphans and abandoned children. A study out of Duke University offers a different perspective.

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Rice Bucket Challenge: Put Rice In Bucket, Do Not Pour Over Head

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Water is scarce in India, which is a good reason not to do the Ice Bucket Challenge. A journalist came up with another option — give a bucket of rice to a hungry person. Her version is going viral.

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If Salt-N-Pepa Told You To Brush Your Teeth, You'd Surely Listen

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Music has a long history of delivering public health messages, with Ebola the latest topic. But do people really pay attention to the lyrics?

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Contagious Kisses? We Answer Your Questions About Ebola Recovery

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Two Americans were released Thursday from an Atlanta hospital after treatment for Ebola. The news has generated a flurry of questions about what happens after you survive Ebola. So we asked the CDC.

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In Covering Foley's Killing, Media Outlets Face A Difficult Choice

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The execution of the American journalist James Foley by ISIS casts new attention on how news organizations cover graphic violence, and how they cover the risks taken by their own colleagues and peers.

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She Rode To Success On Her Family's Backs — Literally

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Muluh Hilda Bih developed muscular dystrophy as a girl in Cameroon. Some parents there hide a disabled child. Hers did their best to bring her into the world. Today she's a journalist and activist.

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Chermoula: From North Africa To The White House To Your Table

Friday, August 08, 2014

Guests at the U.S.-Africa Summit were served beef with a Moroccan spice blend. We asked food mavens Marcus Samuelsson and Paula Wolfert to share their recipes. So now you can dine like a diplomat!

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Fighting Genital Cutting Of British Girls: A Survivor Speaks Out

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Her family said they were going on a vacation. But Nimco Ali was taken to a woman who performed genital mutilation. Now Ali is helping the more than 100,000 girls in the U.K. possibly at risk.

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The 'Bridge' From Watergate To Reagan, Masterfully Drawn

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

News becomes history so quickly — and history is the source of endless disagreements. Rick Perlstein's new history of '70s politics is a skillful analysis of a complex, divisive era in America.

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As Ebola Surges, CDC Sends Aid And Warns Against Travel

Thursday, July 31, 2014

It will take at least three to six months to contain the largest Ebola outbreak in history, the health agency says. Fifty-seven people have died in four days, raising the death toll to 729.

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Volunteer Recap: A Summer With Her Mind On The Toilet

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Dionna Fry spent last summer in Ethiopia, finding out how the locals liked a new kind of latrine that reduces the risk of disease — and can turn waste into fertilizer for a fruit tree.

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UNICEF Report On Female Genital Mutilation Holds Hope And Woe

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The practice is on the decline in many countries. But the population boom in Africa and the Middle East will put millions of girls at risk unless more progress is made.

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This Aspiring Astronaut Might Be The World's Most Amazing Teen

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

He lived in a village in Tanzania. He dreamed of being an astronaut. Now he's studying in a Florida flight academy — and hoping his secret potato salad recipe will bring support to pay the tuition.

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The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You'd Think

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Some politicians say that the nearly 60,000 unaccompanied minors who've come to the U.S. could put the nation at risk for everything from TB to mumps. Health officials tell a different story.

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