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Nurith Aizenman

Nurith Aizenman appears in the following:

#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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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#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.

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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.

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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 ...

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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.

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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.

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Colombian Clinic Probes A Mystery: Is Zika Triggering A Rare Disorder?

Friday, February 19, 2016

Since the fall, Colombia has seen about 100 cases of Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Most of the patients reported they'd had Zika virus. Researchers are trying to figure out what's going on.

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Colombia City Grapples With Major Zika Outbreak

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Zika outbreak that began in Brazil has spread north to Colombia, where the city of Cucuta has been hit the hardest. Nearly one out of every five cases in Colombia are in that city.

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With Zika Looming, What's It Like At A Maternity Clinic In Colombia?

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

More than 5,000 pregnant women appear to have fallen sick with the virus. But there are no good tests for the birth defect possibly linked to this disease.

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

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

If you're a government official, you don't want to get a call from Cees Klumper's office.

Because there's a good chance what you'll hear is basically this: "Either you send us back the money that was misused in the past, or we'll deduct double the amount from your future grants. ...

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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

What if your friend bragged that she'd just bought a brand of jeans because she'd checked out the company's practices and made sure they were ethical — no child labor, no polluting the environment by the manufacturer.

Maybe you'd thank her for the info, even be inspired to change your ...

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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

How do you get boys to treat girls as their equals?

The question is an urgent one in India – where women face some of the world's highest rates of sexual violence and domestic abuse. Many groups are trying to combat the problem with programs to empower girls and women. ...

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