Jason Beaubien

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WHO Says Ebola Outbreak Is Not An International Threat

Friday, June 14, 2019

The World Health Organization met Friday to discuss developments in the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The meeting was prompted by three cases that appeared in Uganda this week.


Underdog 'Reggae Girlz' Make History at Women's World Cup

Saturday, June 08, 2019

The Jamaican women's national soccer team is the first from the Caribbean to ever make it to the Women's World Cup. Grit, luck and a little help from a reggae star helped them get there.


Ranchers In The U.S. And Mexico Hope Tariffs Don't Get In The Way Of Beef Market

Thursday, June 06, 2019

A look at the highly-integrated U.S. Mexico beef market as President Trump threatens to impose tariffs on all Mexican imports. Almost equal amounts of beef pass both ways across the border.


They Pump $15 Billion A Year Into Bangladesh's Economy — But At What Cost?

Monday, June 03, 2019

Bangladeshis who want to work abroad can pay thousands of dollars for a permit. The reward is a chance for a job that allows them to send cash back home. But there's a potential for abuse as well.


The Philippines Is Fighting One Of The World's Worst Measles Outbreaks

Thursday, May 23, 2019

As health workers in the Philippines continue to try to contain the outbreak, a botched vaccination campaign against dengue is making their job harder.


Measles Outbreak In The Philippines

Sunday, May 19, 2019

The Philippines is now dealing with one of the worst measles outbreaks in the world. Since January, the country has had more than 33,000 cases. More than 450 people have died.


U.S. Measles Outbreaks Are Driven By A Global Surge In The Virus

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

The World Health Organization tallied over 112,000 measles cases in the first quarter of 2019 — up more than 300% compared with the same period in 2018.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?