Jason Beaubien Jason Beaubien is NPR's Global Health and Development Correspondent on the Science Desk.
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Orthopedic surgeon Kebba Marenah and his team get ready to perform knee surgery on a 14-year-old at the Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital in Banjul, the capital of Gambia. The country struggles with a lack of access to sufficient pain medications. Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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A Place Where The Opioid Problem Is Upside Down

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Hurricane Dorian Evacuees Consider Where To Rebuild Their Lives

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Several hundred Haitians and Bahamians wait at the port of Marsh Harbour in hopes of boarding a boat to Nassau on Friday. Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR hide caption

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Desperation Follows Dorian's Devastation In The Bahamas

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Assessing The Damage In Marsh Harbour

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In The Bahamas, People On The Island Of Abaco Are Desperate For Food And Water

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News Brief: Bahamas Recovery, Vitamin E And Vaping, City Heat And Poverty

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Residents Desperate To Leave After Bahamas Island Devastated

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Death Toll In The Bahamas Expected To Rise As Rescue Crews Reach Areas Hit By Dorian

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Aid Agencies Struggle To Reach Damaged Areas Of The Bahamas

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Gambians are glued to TV and radio as members of a paramilitary that worked with former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh testify before the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission. The hearings are investigating alleged human rights abuses during Jammeh's tenure in office, from 1994 to 2017. Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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Why Everyone In Gambia Is Tuning Into A Broadcast About 'Truth'

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News Brief: Democrats Debate, Ebola In Congo

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Health workers in Congo carry the coffins of Ebola victims to a burial site. John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ebola Outbreak In Congo Enters Year 2. Is An End In Sight?

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In 2012, this mother carried her 5-year-old son to a malaria clinic in Thailand from Myanmar. Two new studies find that multidrug-resistant parasites are rendering front-line malaria drugs ineffective in Southeast Asia. Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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Study: Malaria Drugs Are Failing At An 'Alarming' Rate In Southeast Asia

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Oil production platforms on Venezuela's Lake Maracaibo. Venezuela sits on some of the largest oil reserves in the world. John van Hasselt/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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The Fallout From A Seemingly Sweet Oil Deal For Venezuela's Neighbors

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