Jason BeaubienJason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.
From left: Emmanuel Kwame lost his sight to river blindness as a young man in Ghana; a bed net keeps mosquitoes away from a mother and child in a Somalian hospital; extracting a guinea worm from an infected person.
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Earlier this year, thousands of South Sudanese civilians fled an attack by armed gunmen on a displaced persons compound run by the U.N. in the northeastern town of Malakal.
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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, pictured during a 2014 visit to Haiti to inaugurate a sanitation campaign. On Thursday, he issued an apology that Haitians have been demanding for six years.
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Anti-Zika advice applied to a wall in front of a housing project in the Puerta de Tierras section of San Juan, Puerto Rico. This public health message was part of an island-wide effort to stem the spread of Zika.
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