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Guinea Worm Eradication is Near

Guinea Worm is a waterborne disease that affects only the poorest of the poor people on the planet. But after millennia of inflicting pain and suffering in Asia and Africa, the disease is tantalizingly close to...
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Meet the UN’s New Humanitarian Chief

The British Parliamentarian Stephen O’Brien will replace Valerie Amos as head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. This is a key post in the UN system in charge of disaster response.  ...