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Measles Around the World

The measles outbreak in the United States is an aberration. Since 2000, measles cases have declined substantially around the world thanks to a worldwide effort known as the Measles and Rubella Initiative....
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“The Lottery of Birth”

Overall, child mortality is on a big decline. But a new study from Save the Children finds that inequality within countries is slowing global progress toward the MDG. “The ‘Lottery of Birth’ report,...
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Chad Takes the Fight to Boko Haram

This ground intervention by Chad, which has the backing of the African Union, is significant for the fact that its the first time a neighboring country is so directly taking the fight to Boko Haram in Nigeria....
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Trouble Brewing in Lesotho

It probably won’t make headlines outside of Africa, but pre-election violence in Lesotho is a legitimately worrisome development in an otherwise stable constitutional-ish monarchy. “Two soldiers who warned...
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Episode 51: Ambassador Susan Jacobs

Ambassador Susan Jacobs is the Special Advisor for Children's Issues at the State Department. In this episode, she describes her office's work on inter-country adoptions and custody disputes -- and discusses...