Malaka Gharib Malaka Gharib is deputy editor and digital strategist of Goats and Soda, NPR's global health and development blog.
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Malaka Gharib

Deputy Editor and Digital Strategist, Goats and Soda

Malaka Gharib is deputy editor and digital strategist of Goats and Soda, NPR's global health and development blog. She reports on topics such as the humanitarian aid sector, gender equality, and innovation in the developing world.

Before coming to NPR in 2015, Gharib was the digital content manager at Malala Fund, Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai's global education charity, and social media and blog editor for ONE, a global anti-poverty advocacy group founded by Bono. Gharib graduated from Syracuse University with a dual degree in journalism and marketing.

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Making art is fun. But there's a lot more to it. It might serve an evolutionary purpose — and emerging research shows that it can help us feel happy and relaxed. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Making Art Is Good For Your Health. Here's How To Start A Habit

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In this March 28 photo, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a campaign rally in Meerut. One of his efforts as prime minister has been to construct millions of toilets to reduce open defecation. Altaf Qadri/AP hide caption

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First lady Rula Ghani at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Earlier this year, she helped free more than 190 Afghan women and girls imprisoned for failing the virginity test after reproductive rights activist Farhad Javid brought it to her attention in October. Kiana Hayeri/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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