Nurith Aizenman appears in the following:
Friday, September 25, 2015
But not for the same reasons as Western parents. In the developing world, moms and dads want to make sure their kids are immunized quickly enough.
Monday, August 10, 2015
A guide to global medical care shows which countries are risky (you don't want to have a car accident in Botswana) and where you don't have to worry (care for heart attacks is solid in Sao Paulo).
Saturday, August 01, 2015
At the height of the epidemic, Umaru Fofana was our guide — and a one-man solution system. This summer, he stopped by NPR's headquarters for a reunion with our Ebola reporting team.
Monday, July 13, 2015
It'll take trillions of dollars — not billions, but trillions. Leaders are meeting in Ethiopia this week to figure out how to raise the money. Spoiler alert: Most of it won't come from governments.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
The Millennium Development Goals, set in 2000, revolutionized the fight against poverty. Now the world is setting Sustainable Development Goals. But critics say there may be too many priorities.
Monday, July 06, 2015
In 2000 the world's leaders agreed on an ambitious plan for attacking global poverty by 2015. Called the Millennium Development Goals, these time-bound targets spurred an unprecedented aid effort that helped slash the share of people living in extreme poverty in half. Now nations are hammering out an even broader set of goals for 2030, but this time the task is proving highly controversial. The Millennium Development Goals were drafted in a highly casual way and that simple process proved the key to their success.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
It's menstrual hygiene. The topic makes many folks uncomfortable. Yet in the developing world, it's a problem that keeps girls from going to school and playing sports. Now things are changing.
Friday, May 22, 2015
A study in an Indian slum tried promising a reward: Improve your attendance, and you'll get a small treat. But for third-graders, sometimes these incentive schemes can do more harm than good.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Tanzanians were skeptical when they were invited for a free trip to the big city to discuss natural gas policy. But it's actually an innovative strategy to involve ordinary citizens in key decisions.
Monday, May 04, 2015
Travon Addison, who lives near the place where Freddie Gray was arrested, wishes people could understand what living in Baltimore is like, wishes they could see his Baltimore. So we let him show us.
Friday, May 01, 2015
Marilyn Mosby rose to the national spotlight Friday with her announcement of the swift charges brought against the six police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
In West Baltimore's Sandtown neighborhood, Asian immigrant shopkeepers cleaned up the damage caused by rioters. Also in need of repair: their relationship with their African-American customers.
Friday, April 17, 2015
International banks are promising nearly a billion dollars in aid to the three countries hardest hit by Ebola. The number of weekly cases has dropped below 40 — the lowest level since last May.
Thursday, April 09, 2015
Printers blew up. People took the photo stickers home. But in the end, art professor Mary Beth Heffernan succeeded in bringing a human face to the scary-looking protective gear.
Monday, March 23, 2015
The virus is largely contained in Liberia. But an already-fragile health care system has been devastated. Crucially important workers have died. Will the world pay attention — and pitch in?
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
In many countries, more than a third of women think a husband is sometimes justified in beating his wife. Researchers say this attitude contributes to the high rate of domestic violence worldwide.
Sunday, March 15, 2015
The rate of women worldwide who die in childbirth has dropped by more than 40 percent over the past two decades. But does this rosy global health statistic overstate the extent of change?
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Anne Marie Goetz was one of 47,000 who attended the landmark Beijing conference. Twenty years later, she thinks it might be risky to hold an event like that today.
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
The Peace Corp will recruit and train about 650 additional volunteers to focus on girls' education around the world. The expansion is part of a larger program launched by Michelle Obama Tuesday.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
It's the last day on the job for Rajiv Shah, who at age 36 became the youngest-ever head of USAID. A key figure in the U.S. Ebola response, Shah has his critics, but he's proud of his record.