Jason Beaubien

Jason Beaubien appears in the following:

Lost Pup Finds New Life As Humanitarian Mascot In Refugee Camp

Monday, April 22, 2019

The puppy started following a team that was cleaning up the beach in Bangladesh. And now he is an Instagram star.

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Why Elephants Pose A Threat To Rohingya Refugees

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Several of the refugee camps in Bangladesh have had to set up what the U.N. calls a "tusk force" to respond when elephants enter.

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Bangladesh Struggles To Cope With Pressures Of Hosting 1 Million Rohingya Refugees

Monday, April 15, 2019

"We're being outnumbered by the sheer number of the refugee population," says Mohammad Abul Kalam, the head of Bangladesh's Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commission in Cox's Bazar.

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Why Astronomical Drug Prices Are Bad For Health — And Profits

Friday, April 12, 2019

Fatima Suleman, a professor of pharmaceutical sciences, hopes that WHO's Fair Pricing Forum can help lower drug costs — and benefit drug manufacturers.

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Chickenpox, The Latest Burden On The Rohingya Refugees

Thursday, April 11, 2019

At the largest refugee camp in the world, Rohingya refugees and aid agencies face numerous challenges. Now they're also dealing with an outbreak of chickenpox.

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Rohingya Settle In For The Long Haul, Even As Bangladesh Wants Refugees To Go Home

Friday, April 05, 2019

Bangladesh wants a million Rohingya refugees to go back to Myanmar. But 18 months after most of them fled violence, they are too afraid to go back and are making new lives for themselves in camps.

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Cholera 101: Why This Ancient Disease Is Making Headlines In 2019

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

In theory no one should die of cholera. Yet 90,000 people die each year from the disease, which is surging at a historic pace in Yemen and surfacing in Mozambique in the wake of Cyclone Idai.

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Venezuela's Collapse Puts Strain On Latin American Health Care

Monday, February 18, 2019

The collapse of the health care system in Venezuela is having ramifications throughout Latin America. Disease outbreaks across the continent are being linked back to Venezuela.

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Sky Islands And Starry-Eyed Frogs: Breathtaking Photos Of Remote Ecosystems

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Prasenjeet Yadav wants his photos to make people care about the environment — whether it's grasslands vanishing in southwest India or windmills taking over a lizard's habitat.

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Venezuela's Health Crisis Spills Over To Neighboring Countries

Friday, February 15, 2019

Refugees are fleeing to try to get health care. And disease outbreaks across Latin America are being linked back to Venezuela.

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China's Economy Is Booming, But It's Still Borrowing Heavily From The World Bank

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Despite being the world's second largest economy, China continues to borrow heavily from the World Bank. Some critics of the bank and China say that should change.

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Collapse Of Health System Sends Venezuelans Fleeing To Brazil For Basic Meds

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

The once impressive medical system has crumbled dramatically in Venezuela's ongoing crisis. Measles is resurgent; HIV patients aren't getting drugs. Even catheters are in short supply.

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Flush With Cash, China Continues to Borrow Billions From The World Bank

Thursday, January 31, 2019

From an economic standpoint, China does not need World Bank loans. So why is it still a top borrower?

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Why Burundi Is Kicking Out Aid Groups

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

The African nation is one of the poorest in the world. But it's driving out some aid groups that are offering help.

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If A Worm Makes You Sick, Can This Cup Of Tea Cure You?

Thursday, January 03, 2019

The parasitic infection schistosomiasis affects 200 million people a year but is deemed a "neglected tropical disease." A new study pays attention, comparing drug treatment with cups of wormwood tea.

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Is Genocide Predictable? Researchers Say Absolutely

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Scholars at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum say that mass killings follow predictable patterns. They're using a computer model to track where the next genocide is likely to occur.

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Measles Cases Rise Globally With Spikes In The Middle East, Europe And The Americas

Monday, December 03, 2018

Measles cases rose sharply last year around the globe according to a new report from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Why There's So Much Beef Being Sent Between The U.S. And Mexico

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Mexico and the U.S. send cattle back and forth, so much so, that a head can cross the border multiple times before reaching its final destination.

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Episode 875: Why Did The Cow Cross The Border?

Friday, November 09, 2018

The market for beef explains a lot about what works about the relationship between Mexico and the U.S.

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Episode 870: Trump vs. Red Tape

Friday, October 19, 2018

President Trump promised to slash regulations. How has he done?

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