Nurith Aizenman

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People Are Finally Talking About The Thing Nobody Wants To Talk About

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.


How Do You Motivate Kids To Stop Skipping School?

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.


It's Not A Come-On From A Cult. It's A New Kind Of Poll!

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.


'Baltimore For Real': A Tour Through Troubled Sandtown

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.


Baltimore State's Attorney Known For Understanding City's Poor Communities

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.


Baltimore Unrest Reveals Tensions Between African-Americans And Asians

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.

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As Ebola Cases Dwindle, West Africa Turns To Economic Recovery

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 โ€” the lowest level since last May.


An Artist's Brainstorm: Put Photos On Those Faceless Ebola Suits

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.


As Ebola Crisis Ebbs, Aid Agencies Turn To Building Up Health Systems

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 โ€” and pitch in?


Alarming Number Of Women Think Spousal Abuse Is Sometimes OK

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.


How Far Has The Health Of Moms Come Since 1995?

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?


The View From A Muddy Field In China: Women's Rights, In 1995 And Now

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.


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.