Nurith Aizenman

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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...


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 — 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 — 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?