Nurith Aizenman

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Health Workers In Congo Face Violent Threats In Addition To Ebola

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Officials say many in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are mistrustful of health workers and resist their help — sometimes violently. Aid groups are proposing strategies to win people over.


U.S. Government Beefs Up Presence Near Congo's Ebola Epicenter

Friday, March 15, 2019

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is dispatching a dozen additional staff and sending some of them closer to the area of the outbreak.


Why Doctors Without Borders Is Suspending Work In The Ebola Epicenter In Congo

Friday, March 01, 2019

After two fiery attacks on its treatment centers in Democratic Republic of the Congo, the medical charity is putting its operations there on hold — and rethinking its role.


A 'Period' Movie Won The Oscar! So Why Are Some Menstrual Health Experts Ambivalent?

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The documentary plays on the catch phrase: "A period should end a sentence — not a girl's education." But is it really true that lack of menstrual pads is causing girls to drop out?


Why Does Ebola Keep Spreading In Congo? Here's A Major Clue

Monday, February 25, 2019

Responders are zeroing in on an important source of new infections in the towns of Katwa and Butembo.


How To Demand A Medical Breakthrough: Lessons From The AIDS Fight

Saturday, February 09, 2019

When the AIDS crisis started in the 1980s, the official response was tepid. Then activists channeled their anger into into one of the most effective protest movements in recent history.


Senegal's Stunning Gold Jewelry ... And The Controversial Women Who Wore It

Saturday, February 02, 2019

An exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art highlights intricate gold work that nearly disappeared — as well as its past ties to a morally complicated group of powerful women.


Why This Charity Has Stopped Asking For Money

Monday, January 07, 2019

In 2017, No Lean Season raised nearly $12 million to help farmhands in Bangladesh travel to the city to find jobs when fields lay fallow. Now they're saying "no" to donations. What happened?


A Charity That's Not Afraid To Fail

Saturday, January 05, 2019

A charity has been helping people in a poor rural area in Bangladesh buy a bus ticket to the nearest city. Now a study suggests the method hasn't actually worked, but the charity is still celebrating.


Smithsonian Showcases Senegalese Jewelry Which Is Rich In History

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Senegal's exquisite gold jewelry — and the complicated history of the women who wore it — are getting their due at an exhibit at the Smithsonian's Museum of African Art.


How To Make A Good Charitable Choice On Giving Tuesday — And Beyond

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Charities are clamoring for your money. We've got some advice to help you sort through the appeals.


Do You Know The Right Way To Wash Your Hands? Watch This Video Aimed At Halting Ebola

Monday, November 19, 2018

There are six separate steps in the video from Democratic Republic of the Congo — and that's not counting "abundantly" wetting your hands and lathering up.


There's Growing Fear The Ebola Outbreak In Congo Could Get Much Worse

Thursday, November 15, 2018

It's already the biggest outbreak in Congo's history. And Dr. Pierre Rollin of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says by many measures it's as if they're stuck at square one.


It's Feared Congo's Ebola Outbreak Will Get Even Worse

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Global health experts warn the Ebola epidemic in Democratic Republic of the Congo could soon enter a new phase. Ongoing conflict there prevents health workers from wiping out the disease.


Deaths From Gun Violence: How The U.S. Compares With The Rest Of The World

Friday, November 09, 2018

A new report says the U.S. has the 28th-highest rate in the world: 4.43 deaths due to gun violence per 100,000 people in 2017. By contrast, Bangladesh saw 0.07 deaths per 100,000 people.


Why Are People So Angry At Ebola Responders In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo?

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Health workers and other responders are threatened as often as three or four times a week in the country. And efforts to bring security are proving difficult.


A New Surge Of Ebola Cases Suspected In Congo

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Ebola has been spreading throughout an eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo for more than two and a half months. An emergency committee of the WHO is meeting Wednesday to advise.


The Hijacked Hearse: Dispatches From The Ebola Outbreak In DRC

Friday, October 12, 2018

Almost every day, the Democratic Republic of the Congo issues regular reports on the Ebola situation, There are facts, figures — and today, a harrowing tale.


How Worried Should We Be About Ebola In Congo?

Friday, October 05, 2018

WHO upgraded the risk factor to "very high" in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Yet officials point to reasons for cautious optimism.


Farm Losses After Hurricane Florence

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Hurricane Florence caused more than a billion dollars' worth of damage to farms and livestock in North Carolina, including farms that grow sweet potatoes.