Jason Beaubien Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.
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Venezuela's Collapse Puts Strain On Latin American Health Care

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HIV-positive patients and their families protest hospitals' lack of medicines and supplies in Caracas, Venezuela, in April 2018. Some patients are fleeing to neighboring countries like Peru in search of lifesaving anti-retroviral drugs. Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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China's Economy Is Booming, But It's Still Borrowing Heavily From The World Bank

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Venezuelans wait in line for food in northern Brazil in February 2018. The migrants often say the main reasons they've fled are to get food and health care. Andre Coelho/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Collapse Of Health System Sends Venezuelans Fleeing To Brazil For Basic Meds

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The group Handicap International (now known as Humanity & Inclusion) has provided aid in Burundi for 26 years. (Above) Thierry, age 9, was born without his left leg and received a prosthesis from the group, which is now pulling out of the country. Evrard Niyomwungere/Humanity & Inclusion hide caption

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Why Burundi Is Kicking Out Aid Groups

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Tea made from the wormwood plant. Wormwood tea has been used as a remedy for fever, liver and gall bladder ailments — and now it's being tested for the flatworm infection schistosomiasis. BIOSPHOTO hide caption

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If A Worm Makes You Sick, Can This Cup Of Tea Cure You?

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Is Genocide Predictable? Researchers Say Absolutely

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Measles Cases Rise Globally With Spikes In The Middle East, Europe And The Americas

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Why There's So Much Beef Being Sent Between The U.S. And Mexico

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Episode 875: Why Did The Cow Cross The Border?

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Gregg Gonsalves, a global health advocate, is one of this year's MacArthur "genius grant" winners. Stan Godlewski/John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation hide caption

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A Global Health Evangelist Is Shocked To Hear He's A 'Genius'

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Jerry Gray with his dog, Zoe, whom he also calls Sweetie and Hard Head. Zoe was the only pet his deceased wife, Hilda, would allow in their house. After losing his wife — and now his house — Gray says Zoe means everything to him. "If I lost her, forget it," he says. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Floodwaters From Florence Hit Elderly Hard

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