Jason Beaubien Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.
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U.N. Dreams Big: 17 Huge New Goals To Build A Better World

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A newborn in Sierra Leone is treated after delivery by Caesarean section. The country's child mortality rate has dropped from 264 per 1,000 in 1990 to an estimated 120 this year. Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images hide caption

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The crowded streets of Kolkata, India, are only going to get more crowded. Randy Olson/National Geographic hide caption

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11 Billion People By 2100 — And India Will Be More Populous Than China

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Syrian refugees live in makeshift shelters in the Beqaa Valley in Lebanon, just a few miles west of the Syrian border. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Lebanon Evicted Syrians From A Refugee Camp; They Refused To Go

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A baby helps make history. The Kenyan child is receiving the new malaria vaccine — the first ever that can wipe out a parasite — as part of a clinical trial. Karel Prinsloo/AP hide caption

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Why A Vaccine That Works Only A Third Of The Time Is Still A Good Deal

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Ioanna Mattke holds Raven, one of six hens that her family owns. The Mattkes have raised Raven since she was a day old. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Chicken Owners Brood Over CDC Advice Not To Kiss, Cuddle Birds

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Who's Still Poor? Who's Made It To Middle Income? Pew Has New Data

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At the health clinic in Minjibir, Nigeria, a child is immunized for polio. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Polio Is Active In Only 3 Countries. Soon It Could Be Down To 2

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A police officer guards the home of a family under a 21-day Ebola quarantine in Freetown, Sierra Leone, back in March. Michael Duff/AP hide caption

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Why Ebola Won't Go Away In West Africa

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A dangerous nuzzle? A man in western Abu Dhabi hugs a camel brought in from Saudi Arabia for beauty contests. Middle East respiratory syndrome circulates in camels across the Arabian Peninsula. Dave Yoder/National Geographic hide caption

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Why MERS Is Likely To Crop Up Outside The Middle East Again

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A student wearing a face mask stands in a public square in Seoul on June 3. More than 200 primary schools shut down as South Korea has struggled to contain an outbreak of the MERS virus. ED JONES/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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MERS In South Korea Is Bad News But It's Not Yet Time To Panic

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