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Becoming a father made Dr. Namala Mkopi appreciate why parents worry so much. He's been a leading advocate for childhood vaccines in his native Tanzania. Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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Mustafa Alnour Alhassan, 26, lost his leg to a flesh-eating fungal disease called mycetoma. Here, he sits beside his father, Alnour Alhassan, at the Mycetoma Research Center in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. Neil Brandvold hide caption

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Dr. Ian Crozier survived Ebola, only to have his normally blue left eye turn green because of inflammation. Though the rest of his body was Ebola-free, his eye was teeming with the virus. Emory Eye Center hide caption

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Kamala B.K. in front of her menstruation shed. Cecile Shrestha/WaterAid hide caption

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A Girl Gets Her Period And Is Banished To The Shed: #15Girls

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Soccer buddies Lahis Maria Ramos Veras, 14 (left), and Milena Medeiros dos Santos, 16, don't let taunts keep them from playing. Lahis goes by the nickname "Lala." Lianne Milton for NPR hide caption

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Mean Boys Can't Keep Girls Off The Soccer Field: #15Girls

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Tatenda Yemeke spent the summer working on mental health issues in Cape Town: "I lived with a Muslim family and they helped me learn about local culture." Courtesy of Tatenda Yemeke hide caption

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Pauline Cafferkey is now in isolation at the Royal Free Hospital in North London, where she was treated in January for Ebola. Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Scottish Nurse Who Recovered From Ebola Is Back In Isolation

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