Jason Beaubien Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.
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A 4% hike in metro fares sparked major protests in Santiago, Chile, that raised many issues of inequality, including long waits at public hospitals and overcrowded schools. Cristobal Venegas/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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There's A New Kind Of Inequality. And It's Not About Income

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News Brief: Pelosi Announces Impeachment Plans, Measles, Uber Sexual Assaults

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Measles Numbers Were Bad In 2018. This Year, They're Even Worse

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Navy SEAL Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher during a recess in his trial this summer in San Diego, Calif. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacterium, which appears to block transmission of dengue fever and other mosquito-borne viruses. Dado Galdieri/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Infecting Mosquitoes With Bacteria Could Have A Big Payoff

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Indonesians independently carry out fumigation in their neighborhood to eradicate the larvae of mosquitoes that cause dengue fever. A new vaccine to prevent dengue may be on the horizon. Aditya Irawan/NurPhoto/Getty Images hide caption

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There May Be A New Tool In The Battle Against Dengue

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Fatou "Toufah" Jallow says she was raped by former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh. She now lives in Canada but returned home to testify before the nation's Truth Commission. 2019 Human Rights Watch hide caption

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Beauty Queen's Rape Allegation Against Former Gambia President Sparks #MeToo Movement

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A health worker gives the oral polio vaccine to a child in Karachi, Pakistan. Fareed Khan/AP hide caption

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Ghost Viruses And The Taliban Stand In The Way Of Wiping Out Polio

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Aid Group Of Veterans Assists In Bahamas

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After Dorian, The Bahamas Cracks Down On Undocumented Haitians

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Bahamian Business Owners Debate Whether To Rebuild After Hurricane Dorian

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