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Nurith Aizenman

Nurith Aizenman appears in the following:

Meet The Repo Man For Global Health: Skim Off A Grant, He'll Make You Pay

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

When he isn't fixing up vintage cars, Cees Klumper goes after officials who misuse money meant to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

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How Many Zika Cases Are There In Venezuela: 4,000 Or 400,000?

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

It depends on whom you ask. But Venezuela could be the next ground zero for Zika. And government information is in short supply. So are doctors, medicines and even mosquito repellent.

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El Niño Does Bring Floods And Drought, But There's A Silver Lining

Friday, January 22, 2016

We're in the middle of an El Niño that's already caused weather-related disasters and will last at least several more months. Now for the good news.

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5 Mysteries About Ebola: From Bats To Eyeballs To Blood

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The World Health Organization declared West Africa officially Ebola-free on Thursday, but more cases are likely, and scientists say they have a lot of unanswered questions.

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Do These Jeans Make Me Look Unethical?

Thursday, January 07, 2016

In theory we do not want to buy products made by child labor or polluting factories. But in practice, we don't want to know about a company's practices.

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What Happens When A Disaster Unfolds In Slow Motion

Friday, January 01, 2016

Ethiopia is grappling with an epic drought that could lead to famine. Here's why the world isn't stepping up.

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Why This Boy Started Helping His Sister With Chores: #15Girls

Sunday, December 13, 2015

All his life, Aniket Sathe has been taught that men rule the world. He lives in India, one of the worst countries for women. Now a new class is changing his attitude.

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How To Get Boys To A Class That Tells Them To Be Nice To Girls: #15Girls

Sunday, December 13, 2015

That's the way some groups hope to change the lot of women in India, who face some of the world's highest rates of sexual violence and domestic abuse.

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Why Luxembourg Outranks The U.S. When It Comes To Helping Poor Nations

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

A new ranking looks not just at dollars but at trade barriers, environmental impact, arms sales and openness to migrants.

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Sleepless Nights And Lighter Wallets: The Link Between Poverty And Sleep

Sunday, December 06, 2015

What if you could never get a good night's rest? Some low-income people around the world face that challenge. A team of researchers is investigating whether sleep deprivation keeps some in poverty.

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A Bad Night's Sleep Might Do More Harm Than You Think

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

What if you could never get a good night's rest? Researchers are investigating whether sleep deprivation can keep people trapped in poverty.

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Who Was The First To Try To Manipulate Birthrates? Not China!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Credit (or blame) goes to France, which wanted more babies in the 19th century. Like most government plans to influence birthrate, it didn't quite work.

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Why A School For Child Brides Made Villagers Mad ... At First: #15Girls

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Mahendra Sharma faced stone-throwing fathers and skeptical mothers when he first attempted to educate girls in villages of Northern India.

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At School For Child Brides, Why Good Grades Are A Big Deal: #15Girls

Monday, October 26, 2015

Nimmu lives in northern India and was married at 10. But she's found a way to delay moving in with her husband.

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Parents In Poor Countries Worry About Vaccines, Too

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.

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If You Fall Ill Abroad, Should You Seek Local Help Or Head Home?

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).

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How Sierra Leone's Most Famous Journalist Helped NPR Get The Ebola Story

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.

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The World Could Wipe Out Extreme Poverty By 2030. There's Just One Catch

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.

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How To Eliminate Extreme Poverty In 169 Not-So-Easy Steps

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.

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U.N. Report Highlights Surprising Global Progress On Poverty Goals

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 unprecedente...

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