Nurith Aizenman

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Peace Corps Teams Up With First Lady To 'Let Girls Learn'

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.


From Haiti's Earthquake To Ebola, He Had 5 Busy Years At USAID

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.


The Ebola Diaries: Trying To Heal Patients You Can't Touch

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Starting last October, an American doctor wrote almost every day, for six weeks, while she treated Ebola patients. Her eloquent writings offer a rare look into a world we've only had glimpses of.

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Sneak Peek At The Ebola Diaries: A Doctor Opens Her Heart, Journal

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

For six weeks, American doctor blogged almost every day while volunteering at an Ebola treatment center. Her writings offer a rare look into a world we've only gotten glimpses of.


Billions Go To Victims Of Disaster And Disease. Does It Really Help?

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Ground Truth is a new group with a simple yet revolutionary way of figuring out if disaster relief works: Ask the victims.


The Prostitutes Are Not Happy. Neither Are Brides. Sex, Love And Ebola

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

The prostitutes of Freetown can't find customers. A wedding planner's shop is stuffed with dresses but couples keep delaying the big day. And the condomologist reports that business isn't booming.


Medical Mystery: Why Did Ebola Pop Up In A Remote Mining District?

Friday, December 12, 2014

Just over a week ago, officials in Sierra Leone noticed data suggesting an ominous trend: Ebola suddenly seemed to be spreading in Kono District, a land of towering mountains and muddy diamond mines.


World's Slow Response To Ebola Leaves Sierra Leone Villages Scrambling

Friday, December 05, 2014

With the number of new infections reaching a record high, there's no time to wait for international aid to build perfect Ebola treatment centers. So village leaders are making do with what they have.


Ebola Survey Teams Take A Grim Census In Sierra Leone

Saturday, November 22, 2014

As Ebola surges in the east African country, the capital city sends surveillance teams into the neighborhoods to record who might be sick with the virus โ€” or already dead.


An Ebola Clinic Figures Out A Way To Start Beating The Odds

Friday, November 21, 2014

Staff members at a clinic in Sierra Leone were told to minimize treatments and expect few survivors. But they refused to follow that plan and came up with a safe way to boost the survival rate.


Sierra Leone Colleagues Mourn Dr. Salia, Who Succumbed To Ebola

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Dr. Martin Salia died at a hospital in Omaha, Neb., after being evacuated from Sierra Leone, where he worked as a surgeon in several hospitals. Mourners gathered at a hospital where he worked.


A Deadly Chain: Tracing Ebola In A Sierra Leone Village

Monday, November 17, 2014

Why is Sierra Leone reporting an uptick in Ebola cases while Liberia's outbreak is slowing? The chain of events in one village points up the obstacles that the country is facing.


In Sierra Leone, Tears And Wails Mark The Death Of Dr. Martin Salia

Monday, November 17, 2014

He was one of only 130 or so doctors who served the country. When news came that he'd succumbed to Ebola, people went into shock, mourning the death of "a great hero."


Hand-Pumped Anesthesia Could Help With Surgeries In The Dark

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Across Africa, hospitals are struggling to provide surgery. Doctors, nurses, and even basics like electricity are in short supply. Now Johns Hopkins Medical Center is testing a creative solution.


Controversy Brews Over States' Moves To Quarantine Health Workers

Monday, October 27, 2014

New York and New Jersey are ordering that all medical workers returning from Ebola-hit nations to be quarantined at home upon their return. But federal officials say the mandate will likely have a chilling effect on the already troubled effort to recruit U.S. health care workers to fight the epidemic.


Lessons From Ebola School: How To Draw Blood, Wipe Up Vomit

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Think of the routine jobs health workers do in a hospital: Sticking a needle in a patient's arm. Cleaning up vomit. Escorting a patient to a bed. Now imagine doing those tasks for someone with Ebola.


Despite Legal Reprieve On Abortion, Some Texas Clinics Remain Closed

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Texas clinics that provide abortion services were surprised by a ruling from the high court this week that allows them to reopen. But the bruising legal battle may have already changed the landscape.


Ebola Volunteers Are Needed โ€” But Signing On Isn't Easy

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Doctors and nurses are desperately needed to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. They're finally starting to volunteer in larger numbers, but getting them deployed is a slow, complicated process.


CDC Sets Up Mock Ebola Ward Set Up In Alabama

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a training program for health workers headed for West Africa to help with the outbreak. They're running it at a former Army base in Anniston.


Inside An Ebola Kit: A Little Chlorine And A Lot Of Hope

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Ebola epidemic is growing exponentially. And clinics don't have space for patients. So the U.S. government is giving families kits for treating people at home. Will this help slow the epidemic?