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Women line up to vaccinate their children in Kitahurira village, Uganda. Andrew Aitchison/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Health Care Costs Push A Staggering Number Of People Into Extreme Poverty

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The M-PESA agent who works in this shop is part of a vast network of small-time vendors. Screengrab by NPR/YouTube hide caption

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Dial M For Money: Can Mobile Banking Lift People Out Of Poverty?

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A hamlet between the towns of Tsihombe and Ambovombe, in the most drought-stricken area in southern Madagascar. Most families in the region have resorted to eating wild fruits and tree leaves. Courtesy of Jeanluc Siblot hide caption

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There's A 'Glaring' Gap In The War Against Poverty And Disease

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Breaking bricks is one of the lowest-paying jobs in Bangladesh. This photo was shot at a brick kiln in the Dhaka District, home to the capital city of Dhaka. Paul Joseph Brown hide caption

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Life On $1.25 A Day: Plenty Of Worries But Still Time For Tea

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right, with blue necktie) arrives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the International Conference on Financing for Development. Courtesy of UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe hide caption

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The World Could Wipe Out Extreme Poverty By 2030. There's Just One Catch

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