Marc Silver

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Chart: Access To Contraception And Abortion In Zika-Affected Countries

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The possibility that the Zika virus is linked to the birth defect microcephaly has sparked a public debate about women's reproductive rights in Latin America.


Contest: Seeking Nominations For Untold Stories In Global Health

Monday, February 08, 2016

As a cosponsor of the contest, we're asking you to propose stories that the media has overlooked. We'll cover the winning entry in this blog.


Mapping Zika: From A Monkey In Uganda To A Growing Global Concern

Friday, February 05, 2016

The virus was first identified in 1947 in a rhesus monkey in the Zika Forest. Our maps show how it spread slowly at first, then last year began a rapid invasion of the Americas.


What Are You Afraid Of In 2016? Globetrotters Share Their Fears

Sunday, January 24, 2016

What if I get sick? Will I be able to find quality health care? What if there's civil unrest? A poll shows what world travelers worry about.


The Story Behind The River Blindness Story: Itching, Weeding, Snipping

Saturday, January 16, 2016

NPR reporter Jason Beaubien talks about his trip to Ghana to report on river blindness โ€” and how a farmer who lost his vision is still able to weed his garden.


Wilbur's New Video Sends A Message: 'I'm Very Dark And Proud Of It'

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

An ad for a skin-lightening pill has called attention to bias against dark skin in many countries. NPR contributor Wilbur Sargunaraj has a new video on the topic: "Mirror Mirror."


Dayo Okeniyi Is Probably The First Nigerian Actor To Be Shot By J-Lo

Friday, January 08, 2016

Why are Nigerians making a splash in Hollywood? We ask a star of the new NBC series Shades of Blue.


Now That He's A Dad, Tanzanian Doctor Is An Advocate Of Prudent Panic

Monday, January 04, 2016

Pediatrician Namala Mkopi shares his new insights into the art of parenting and doctoring. He also tells NPR why people need to pay more attention to a disease no one likes to talk about: diarrhea.


GHD Is Not An AFZ. HTH You Understand What They Mean!

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Translation: Global Health and Development is not an acronym-free zone. Hope this helps you make sense of the alphabet soup of acronyms.


Which Burns More Kilowatt-Hours: America's Christmas Lights Or Tanzania?

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

As you might have guessed, the answer is not Tanzania. So the holiday season is a good time to reflect on ... electricity.


Bend It Like Iyengar โ€” That's The Message Of Today's #GoogleDoodle

Monday, December 14, 2015

As a child, he was struck by malaria, tuberculosis and typhoid. Yoga helped him regain his strength. And then he taught it to the world.


Why Didn't The World Say 'We Are All Kenyans' Last April?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Evans Wadongo of Kenya believes that the world pays more heed to terrorist victims in Europe than in Africa, but he hopes attitudes can change.


On #WorldKindnessDay, A Onetime Mango Thief Tells Why Kindness Counts

Friday, November 13, 2015

Yes, it's a real holiday. To learn more about the nature of kindness, we spoke to Kennedy Odede, whose life was transformed by the kindness of strangers.


NPR Rescued A Chicken That Tried To Cross The Road...

Monday, November 09, 2015

And that led us to interview a chicken expert who shared some exciting news about chickens in the developing world.


Goats And Soda Wants You To Take Our Survey

Monday, November 09, 2015

We want to hear from you!


In An Email, Hillary Clinton Once Wrote: 'Plumpy'Nut?' Plumpy What?

Thursday, November 05, 2015

The latest batch of Clinton emails includes a scattershot list of topics from a day in 2010: "Freud's Last Session," "Create co to own copyrights?" ... "Plumpy'nut?"


The Story That Made Our Interpreter Cry: #15Girls

Sunday, October 25, 2015

It's a tough life for many of the Syrian kids who are now refugees in Lebanon: working in the fields up to 14 hours a day instead of going to school.


Breast Cancer In The Developing World: Rising Rates, Shrouded In Silence

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Women are afraid their husbands will walk out. They think, I'll die anyway, so what's the point of seeing a doctor. Or there may be no treatment within reach.


What, Really, Does 'Sustainable' Mean?

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A version of the word sustainable appears at least 75 times in the sustainable development goals the U.N. will endorse this weekend. We asked some analysts to tell us what, exactly, it means.


Keeping Loved Ones' Holiday Recipes Alive, Long After They've Left The Table

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

NPR's Marc Silver lost his mother-in-law in 2005. But she remains a presence at family meals this Jewish holiday season, through his dogged trial-and-error attempts to re-create her favorite treats.