Jason Beaubien Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.
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Morning at the MSF hospital compound in Bentiu, South Sudan. The two doctors, Jiske Steensma (left) and Navpreet Sahsi, sit in front of the tents that serve as living quarters for the international workers during their three-to-six-month stints. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Five Days And Five Nights With Doctors Without Borders

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Dr. Forster Amponsah is one of two surgeons at the Koforidua Regional Hospital in Ghana. Trained in Cuba, he came home because he felt his skills were needed in Africa. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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The Improvisational Surgeon: Cardboard Casts, No Power, Patients Galore

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U.N. Report Documents Systemic Rape By Government Troops In South Sudan

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Hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese have fled their homes because of the ongoing civil war. (Above) Kids at a displaced persons camp in Bentiu. Many of the residents came from the part of South Sudan where the shipping container massacre reportedly occurred. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Children stand on top of an earthen dam in the camp in Bentiu. Massive dams, drainage canals and water retention pools were constructed after the camp flooded repeatedly during the rainy season. Residents say the water and mud was so deep in their huts that they had to sleep sitting up in chairs. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Nothing Is Going Right In The World's Newest Nation

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The town of Bentiu, in South Sudan, has been nearly abandoned. On the main road, a boy hides behind a telephone pole. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Living In A Camp By A Ruined City, They're Strangers In Their Own Land

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South Sudan Faces New Obstacles To Implementing Peace Deal

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This Mosquito Likes Us Too Much For Our Own Good

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In 2013, Zika virus was found in French Polynesia, including the island of Tahiti (above). Some 20,000 inhabitants were diagnosed with the disease. Andy Bardon/National Geographic hide caption

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