Nurith Aizenman

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The successful anti-AIDS program PEPFAR is under threat in Congress

Monday, October 02, 2023

The AIDS relief plan PEPFAR is in the crosshairs of abortion politics in Congress. It has widely enjoyed bipartisan support, until now, and a key re-authorization may lapse.


Whatever happened to the project to crack the wealthy world's lock on mRNA vaccines?

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Lower-income countries did not get the COVID vaccines they needed. So the World Bank and other partners tapped a South African company to cook up the (undisclosed) recipe for the Moderna mRNA vaccine.


A slightly sadistic experiment aims to find out why heat drives up global conflict

Friday, August 11, 2023

The subjects were assigned to one of two rooms: 68 degrees or a sweat-inducing 86 degrees. Then they were told to play a computer game that can bring out the worst in human nature.


Does heat make us more aggressive? Researchers put it to the test

Monday, August 07, 2023

Periods of sweltering temperatures like the current global heat wave seem to drive up civil conflicts. But why? To find out, researchers put thousands of people in hot rooms - with surprising results.


How scientists are using fish music to protect coral reefs

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Questioning if fish bay at the moon could lead to ways to protect the ocean's damaged ecosystems. (Story first aired on All Things Considered on June 15, 2023.)


Men are hunters, women are gatherers. That was the assumption. A new study upends it.

Saturday, July 01, 2023

The implications are potentially enormous, says history professor Kimberly Hamlin: "The myth that man is the hunter and woman is the gatherer ... naturalizes the inferiority of women."


Ancient women were hunters — and grandmas were the most skilled ones, study suggests

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Scientists have long held that early human men did the hunting and women the gathering. A new review of data on foraging societies in modern times suggests that most women hunted.


Can a playlist of fish music save the world's coral reefs?

Thursday, June 15, 2023

The wondrous findings of a global project to record the sound of ocean habitats threatened by climate change and pollution.


A dilemma for dozens of countries: Fund your schools and hospitals or pay your debt

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

There's a looming debt crisis in many lower income countries. Low interest rates a few years back started the cycle. Then came a series of once in a generation shocks. Is there a solution?


1 in 5 people around the world now live in countries teetering toward debt default

Monday, May 22, 2023

A debt crisis looms over low- and-middle-income countries. One in five people live in a country teetering toward default. NPR unpacks the causes and consequences, including spiraling food prices.


WHO announces that COVID-19 is no longer a global emergency

Friday, May 05, 2023

The head of the World Health Organization made a historic announcement today: COVID-19 is no longer a global emergency. NPR unpacks what that means — and what comes next.


WHO says COVID-19 is no longer a global health emergency

Friday, May 05, 2023

The World Health Organization has lifted the Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) for COVID-19. The declaration had been in effect since Jan. 30, 2020.


Elephants are a menace for these 6th graders. Then they went on a safari ...

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Botswana has one of the last thriving elephant herds – and a history of human-elephant conflict that threatens both sides. A nonprofit has a program to shift that dynamic. Will it work?


The conflict between protecting crops and preserving wildlife also affects elephants

Monday, April 24, 2023

Botswana has one of the last thriving herds of elephants. But the animals are a menace to rural farmers. One nonprofit's solution: safari drives for local schoolkids. Can it work? NPR joins a trip.


How do you get equal health care for all? A huge new database holds clues

Friday, April 21, 2023

The World Health Organization registry holds 11 million data points — key to addressing global health inequality. Yet health officials stress how much information is still missing.


This doctor fought Ebola in the trenches. Now he's got a better way to stop diseases

Sunday, April 09, 2023

Dr. Daniel Bausch says of his work, "You realize that's all on the response side." He's come to appreciate that "the impact is with trying to change the system."


You asked about bats, pets, immunity and other hot viral topics! We've got answers

Saturday, March 25, 2023

In response to our series on spillover viruses, you had many questions: from the role of climate change to possible benefits. We turn the mic to you for a special edition of 'Hidden Viruses.'


Frozen cells reveal a clue for a vaccine to block the deadly TB bug

Monday, March 06, 2023

Tuberculosis kills 1.6 million a year — the second deadliest infectious disease after COVID-19. Using immune cells and mRNA technology, scientists in South Africa are working on a new vaccine.


The Russia-Ukraine war's impact on food security 1 year later

Monday, February 27, 2023

Russia's war on Ukraine affected grain shipments and raised concerns about a global food crisis. A year later, the worst fears about food prices and worldwide hunger failed to materialize.


The number of mothers who die due to pregnancy or childbirth is 'unacceptable'

Thursday, February 23, 2023

That's what epidemiologist Jenny Cresswell of the World Health Organization said of death rate data in a new report she authored — "equivalent to almost 800 deaths a day or a death every 2 minutes."