Nurith Aizenman

Nurith Aizenman appears in the following:

A Father Vows To Save His Daughter From A Marriage He Forced Her Into

Monday, August 15, 2016

He married her off at age 15 to a man in his 40s with a reputation as a heavy drinker. In his quest to undo the deed, he has started a revolution in his Northern India village.


The Mis-Education — And Remarkable Triumph — Of Georgina Mamba

Saturday, August 06, 2016

She was paralyzed by polio. So why did her school put her in a class for the intellectually disabled? Then one for the blind. Then one for the deaf.


Which Countries Are Best At Converting National Wealth Into Well-Being

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

How much bang for their buck do citizens actually get out of their nation's total wealth?


A Blustery El Niño Departs The Stage, Making Way For La Niña

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The El Niño weather phenomenon brought weather disasters to people across the globe — hitting those in southern Africa particularly hard — before it waned this spring. Now, that region is bracing for the possible start of El Niño's counterpart: La Niña.


The Race To Stop A Looming Food Disaster In Southern Africa

Friday, July 22, 2016

El Nino ruined this spring's harvest. Can food aid — and maize seeds — be delivered in time?


When Botswana Sells Its Big Diamond, Who Will Benefit?

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

It's the largest found in over a century and is valued at $70 million. How much do sales like this help the country?


Has Zika Pushed More Women Toward Illegal Abortions?

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A new study offers some intriguing clues.


How A Child Soldier Reclaimed Her Former Self

Friday, June 17, 2016

She was abducted at age 11 by Joseph Kony's rebels and forced to bear his children. It took Evelyn Amony years to recover. Now she works to help other women caught up in conflict.


Why Countries Need To Make Sure Their Kids Learn To Play Nice

Thursday, June 09, 2016

A study offers a rare look at how well toddlers are doing in low- and middle-income countries.


Turns Out You Do Need A Weatherman To Know Which Way The Wind Blew

Monday, May 30, 2016

Rwanda is missing 15 years of weather data. Getting it back would be a boon for farmers. But can it be done?


Working Horses Can Now Breathe A Whinny Of Relief

Friday, May 27, 2016

The World Organisation For Animal Health has adopted its first standards to provide good care for equines — part of a broad agenda at its just-concluded powwow.


#EarthDay: The High Cost Of Eco-Activism

Friday, April 22, 2016

Why the world's poorest people are some of the most effective — and vulnerable — environmental activists.


A Son In Chains. A Depressed Mom. Here's What Helped

Friday, April 15, 2016

Two real-life stories show why funding for mental health care is critical — in every country.


Meet The Most Influential Poverty Fighter You've Never Heard Of

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

He was an accountant for Big Oil. Then came the cyclone of 1970. Sir Fazle Hasan Abed found a new calling — and came up with an idea that could be key to ending extreme poverty.


Scientists Say It's Time To End 'Parachute Research'

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Researchers drop in. They take specimens. And they head home and don't share. That's no way to fight an epidemic. Can they do things differently when it comes to Zika?


#LongReads: Blame It On Bollywood

Saturday, April 02, 2016

What happened when teens in a conservative Muslim neighborhood in Kolkata began watching lush, romantic Bollywood films.


A 'Forgotten Disease' Is Suddenly Causing New Worries

Friday, March 25, 2016

Yellow fever is spreading in Angola. Experts are afraid it could spread further in Africa and Asia. This couldn't come at a worse time.


The Answer To A Zika Mystery Could Lie In Test Tubes In Colombia

Sunday, February 28, 2016

They're simply test tubes, mainly filled with blood and saliva, but to researcher Beatriz Parra Patino, they're a lot more.

To her, each tube represents "a human being." And the blood and saliva may hold the answer to one of the many mysteries about the Zika virus sweeping through her ...


All Eyes Are On Colombia: Will Zika Trigger A Spike In Microcephaly?

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Researchers say Colombia offers a chance to learn more about Zika's possible link to microcephaly. If the country sees a sudden rise in cases as Brazil did, that's stronger evidence of a connection.


Venezuela Won't Talk To Colombia About Zika — And That's A Problem

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Colombia would like to coordinate with Venezuela to fight the virus. That's not happening. Meanwhile, Venezuelans who cross the border may be bringing Zika with them.