Jason Beaubien Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.
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South Africa Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has no patience for people who abuse their health and expect the government to fix things. Alexander Joe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In the markets of San Salvador, El Salvador, you can have your palm read, you can buy plumbing tools ... and you can purchase abortion pills. John Poole/NPR hide caption

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Even When Abortion Is Illegal, The Market May Sell Pills For Abortion

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Christina Quintanilla looks out at the lake near her hometown of San Miguel in eastern El Salvador. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Why A Teenage Mom Was Jailed In El Salvador After A Stillbirth

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President Obama meets with Emory University doctors and health care workers during his visit Tuesday to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Obama's Plan Bring The Ebola Outbreak Under Control?

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Ebola has spread through Monrovia, Liberia's congested capital city. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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The Changing Face Of West Africa Has Fueled The Ebola Crisis

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Without Hope Of Help, Neighbors Turn To Makeshift Ebola Quarantine

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Medical Aid Group: Liberia's Ebola Cases Spiral Upward

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Liberia Becomes Epicenter Of West Africa Ebola Crisis

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Ebola Closes The Doors Of One Of Liberia's Oldest Hospitals

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A health worker vaccinates a child during a polio campaign in Bannu, Pakistan, June 25. The Taliban threaten to kill vaccinators and parents who immunize their kids. A Majeed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Helping Children, Despite Death Threats: A Vaccinator Explains

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Sierra Leone Declares Quarantine, As Ebola Outbreak Worsens

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