Goats and Soda We're all neighbors on our tiny globe. The poor and the rich and everyone in between. We'll explore the downs and ups of life in this global village.

For the past 60 years, Dr. Mahinder Watsa, a Mumbai OB-GYN, has been writing a sex column for the local media. He gets about 100 letters a day. The writers range from teenage girls to men in their 70s. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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In the movie Crazy Rich Asians, Princess Intan (Kris Aquino, left) and economist Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) meet at a wedding in Singapore and have a little tete-a-tete about, of all things, microloans. Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Deputy sergeant Mauwa Saleh is the coordinator of the seven Gender and Children desks in Zanzibar. These desks are staffed by police officers who have received training on how to interview victims and investigate reports of gender-based violence. Rebecca Grant for NPR hide caption

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The Nashik Civil District Hospital is a government facility about 100 miles outside Mumbai. The director, Dr. Suresh Jagdale, acknowledges that the mortality rate is higher than that of private hospitals, but he says he's proud to offer free health treatment to India's poor. Lauren Frayer/NPR hide caption

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India Aims For The World's Biggest Health Care Overhaul

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To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

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The Children's Village has several grassy areas where kids can play soccer and other sports. Adriana Zehbrauskas for NPR hide caption

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An Orphanage That Doesn't Seem Like An Orphanage

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Students gathered at Elephant Road Circle, demanding better road safety and justice for traffic deaths, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on August 4. Turjoy Chowdhury/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Bryn Sobott of the FREO2 Foundation presents his group's solution to pneumonia treatment — an oxygen delivery machine that can operate using the energy generated by running water — at a pitch competition organized by Saving Lives At Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development in Washington, D.C. Pearl Mak/NPR hide caption

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A health worker monitors the temperature of a traveler from the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the Ebola outbreak that ended in July. The virus has now surfaced in another part of the country. Florent Vergnes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Abdul-Azeez Buba, 33, Borno, Nigeria: "Before Boko Haram attacked my community, I was a successful building engineer. I made a lot of money from constructing houses." Etinosa Yvonne Osayimwen/Courtesy of www.etinosayvonne.me hide caption

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