Marc Silver appears in the following:
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Women in a Kenyan village had a radical idea to stop the practice of trading sex for fish to sell: What if they owned their own boats? They had great success. Then came a series of terrible setbacks.
Friday, September 17, 2021
Thousands of NPR readers shared what they'd say if someone asked them why they are wearing a mask. Here's a selection of their responses.
Friday, September 10, 2021
Should you quarantine? Get tested? Mask up? Insist on masks for others? There are many tricky situations to navigate in our delta variant, semi-vaccinated world. Here's advice from experts.
Thursday, September 09, 2021
Angeline Murimirwa leads CAMFED, a group that has given scholarships to 4.8 million girls in Africa. And now the group has been awarded the $2.5 million Hilton Humanitarian Prize.
Thursday, August 26, 2021
A new study looks at how kids diagnosed with cancer react to a COVID-19 infection compared to the general population of youngsters.
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
That's the number of "excess deaths" from January 2020 to June 2021, reflecting the true toll of COVID-19, say researchers in a new study. What the big disparity?
Saturday, March 13, 2021
We cover global health and development in our blog — but this time we want to hear from you via a new readership survey.
Thursday, March 04, 2021
Did you even know the U.S. has a malaria czar? Who himself had malaria as a kid? We interview Dr. Raj Panjabi, newly appointed by President Joe Biden.
Saturday, February 27, 2021
How does a herd decide which direction to head in? Researchers put GPS collars on a gathering of goats to find out. Here's what they learned — and how it might apply to humans.
Friday, January 15, 2021
Keeping a physical distance from other humans is more critical than ever in the pandemic, with COVID-19 cases surging and more contagious variants spreading. Yet humans are not very good at it.
Friday, January 08, 2021
TV correspondents and pundits spoke it, Twitter users typed it. They said the insurrection in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday was what happens in "Third World" countries. There's a problem with that.
Monday, December 07, 2020
Goats and Soda: What's our mission? And what's behind our name?
Sunday, November 01, 2020
In a Kenyan fishing village along Lake Victoria, women fought the practice of fishermen demanding sex in exchange for a catch of fish to sell. They were making progress. Then came the floods of 2020.
Monday, September 21, 2020
The betterment of childhood vaccination rates has been a global success story. A new report on the impact of the pandemic offers reason for concern — and optimism.
Friday, September 18, 2020
Some passengers don a disposable suit over their clothes to help shield themselves from the coronavirus. Is that helpful? What about gloves, face shields and goggles? Also: A blanket idea!
Monday, September 07, 2020
Soumana Saley has a passion for leather crafts — and for education. But the pandemic has presented challenges as he builds his reputation and his school in Niger.
Sunday, August 09, 2020
A writer shares how his wife's journey with cancer prepared them both to adapt during this unpredictable and chaotic time.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
You've probably seen folks getting a bit of exercise with masks on, with masks slipped down around their neck — and with no masks at all. What do the experts suggest?
Sunday, June 21, 2020
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, citizens are required by law to wear a mask in public. But the face coverings can have many meanings and materials — including banana leaves.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
The co-founder of Partners in Health talks about the challenges facing already challenged health-care systems as coronavirus spreads.