Nurith Aizenman

Nurith Aizenman appears in the following:

Why Climate Change Poses A Particular Threat To Child Health

Thursday, November 14, 2019

A sweeping study in The Lancet finds that longstanding progress in treating diseases and reducing childhood deaths is in jeopardy.


Which Countries Do Best — And Worst — At Keeping Big Tobacco Out Of Politics

Monday, October 21, 2019

The first-ever Global Tobacco Industry Interference Index points to the creative rules that some nations use — and what happens when contact isn't policed.


How The 3 Nobel Winners For Economics Upended The Fight Against Poverty

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

How does their approach work in practice? And why is it considered so ground-breaking?


Juul Is Behaving Differently In The Philippines Than In The U.S., Say Activists

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Even as U.S. authorities investigate Juul for marketing to minors and making unproven safety claims, the company is using those tactics to expand to poorer countries. Case in point: the Philippines.


Gates Foundation Says World Not On Track To Meet Goal Of Ending Poverty By 2030

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The foundation has just released its annual report on progress toward Sustainable Development Goals. The conclusion: Inequality is rampant, and it's time for some hard choices.


Why The Measles Surge Could Open The Door To A Host Of Other Diseases

Thursday, September 05, 2019

There's mounting evidence that the measles virus can erase our immunity to everything from influenza viruses to diarrheal disease.


American With No Medical Training Ran Center For Malnourished Ugandan Kids. 105 Died

Friday, August 09, 2019

When she was 19, Renee Bach founded a charity that went on to care for over 900 severely malnourished babies and children. Now she is being sued by two of the mothers whose children died.


How The U.S. Compares With Other Countries In Deaths From Gun Violence

Monday, August 05, 2019

The national average in the U.S. is 4.43 deaths per 100,000. By contrast, in Canada, the figure is 0.47 per 100,000. In Bangladesh, it's 0.07 deaths per 100,000.


WHO Says Ebola Is Now A 'Public Health Emergency Of International Concern'

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The head of the World Health Organization has declared the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo an international emergency. It's only the fifth time the WHO has sounded the alarm this way.


Study: U.S. Ban On Aid To Foreign Clinics That 'Promote' Abortion Upped Abortion Rate

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The aid cutoff is called the Mexico City policy. Republican presidents instate it. Democratic presidents call it off. A new report looks at the impact on abortion rates in sub-Saharan Africa.


Will 1 Of These 4 Experimental Treatments Cure Ebola?

Friday, June 21, 2019

A landmark study in Congo is very close to finding out. But there are some major obstacles that have nothing to do with science.


An Urgent Mystery: Who's Attacking Ebola Responders In Congo — And Why?

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

To answer that question, the U.N. has just named a security expert as its "emergency Ebola coordinator." What's his take?


Why The Ebola Outbreak In The Democratic Republic Of Congo Keeps Getting Worse

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Efforts to stop the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo face a daunting obstacle: A multitude of local and national players are using the disease as a weapon in their struggle for power.


Threats By Text, A Mob Outside The Door: What Health Workers Face In The Ebola Zone

Friday, May 10, 2019

Threats to health workers are prompting a radical rethink of the Ebola strategy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


Why Health Workers In The Ebola Hot Zone Are Threatening To Strike

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Threats and attacks have become a way of life — even for staff at regular hospitals. For the simple act of referring patients to Ebola treatment centers, they have become targets.


Doctors In Congo Threaten To Strike If Ebola Attacks Continue

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Health care workers in the center of the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo say if the government doesn't improve their security in one week, they will walk off the job.


The Doctor Killed In Friday's Ebola Attack Was Dedicated — But Also Afraid

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Dr. Richard Valery Mouzoko Kiboung of Cameroon arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo just four weeks ago – and was increasingly worried about his safety.


Armed Groups Are Attacking Health Workers Responding To Ebola Outbreak

Monday, April 22, 2019

There's been a deadly escalation of the violence against health workers trying to curb the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Since Friday there have been two separate attacks.


Shocking New Statistics About Water And Hygiene In Hospitals Around The World

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

A new report offers the first comprehensive assessment of water, sanitation and hygiene in health-care facilities in low- and middle-income countries.


What Needs To Be Done To End Congo's Ebola Crisis

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The surge in attacks on responders obscures a crucial point: The violence is coming from two very different sources. And efforts to combat one could exacerbate the other.