Nurith Aizenman

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5 Mysteries About Ebola: From Bats To Eyeballs To Blood

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The World Health Organization declared West Africa officially Ebola-free on Thursday, but more cases are likely, and scientists say they have a lot of unanswered questions.


Do These Jeans Make Me Look Unethical?

Thursday, January 07, 2016

What if your friend bragged that she'd just bought a brand of jeans because she'd checked out the company's practices and made sure they were ethical — no child labor, no polluting the environment by the manufacturer.

Maybe you'd thank her for the info, even be inspired to change your ...


What Happens When A Disaster Unfolds In Slow Motion

Friday, January 01, 2016

Ethiopia is grappling with an epic drought that could lead to famine. Here's why the world isn't stepping up.


Why This Boy Started Helping His Sister With Chores: #15Girls

Sunday, December 13, 2015

All his life, Aniket Sathe has been taught that men rule the world. He lives in India, one of the worst countries for women. Now a new class is changing his attitude.


How To Get Boys To A Class That Tells Them To Be Nice To Girls: #15Girls

Sunday, December 13, 2015

How do you get boys to treat girls as their equals?

The question is an urgent one in India – where women face some of the world's highest rates of sexual violence and domestic abuse. Many groups are trying to combat the problem with programs to empower girls and women. ...


Why Luxembourg Outranks The U.S. When It Comes To Helping Poor Nations

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

The United States spends more on international aid than any other nation — more than $32 billion a year. Yet it has come in near the bottom of a newly released ranking that scores the wealthiest nations according to how much they help the world's poorest people.

Perhaps not surprisingly, ...


Sleepless Nights And Lighter Wallets: The Link Between Poverty And Sleep

Sunday, December 06, 2015

What if you could never get a good night's rest? Some low-income people around the world face that challenge. A team of researchers is investigating whether sleep deprivation keeps some in poverty. (This piece originally aired on All Things Considered on Dec. 2, 2015.)

Copyright 2015 NPR. To ...


A Bad Night's Sleep Might Do More Harm Than You Think

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

What if you could never get a good night's rest? Researchers are investigating whether sleep deprivation can keep people trapped in poverty.


Who Was The First To Try To Manipulate Birthrates? Not China!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Blame it on France.

China is the most troubling example of a government using national policy to engineer the size of its population with its decades-long one-child policy.

But the idea has its roots in late 19th century France. And it was expanded on in the mid-20th century by scholars ...


Why A School For Child Brides Made Villagers Mad ... At First: #15Girls

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Mahendra Sharma is director of an unusual charity: It's effectively a boarding school for child brides. It's called the Veerni Institute and it provides free room, board, health care and schooling to about 70 girls from villages surrounding the northern city of Jodhpur. Child marriage is a long-standing practice ...


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

If you fall seriously ill in Poland you can count on good care at a private hospital but should probably steer clear of the public ones.

In Botswana, an otherwise survivable road accident could prove deadly owing to lack of good care. But in some areas of neighboring Namibia there's ...


How Sierra Leone's Most Famous Journalist Helped NPR Get The Ebola Story

Saturday, August 01, 2015

It's an open secret among journalists: When reporting a major news story in an unfamiliar country, it's great to have a "fixer."

That's the catch-all term we use for our local guides to language and logistics — the people who can translate documents, interpret during interviews and generally help you ...


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

It seems like a no-brainer: Offer kids a reward for showing up at school, and their attendance will shoot up. But a recent study of third-graders in a slum in India suggests that incentive schemes can do more harm than good.

The study, a working paper released by the ...


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.