Women in a Kenyan village had a radical idea to stop the practice of trading sex for fish to sell: What if they owned their own boats? They had great success. Then came a series of terrible setbacks.
Dr. Wahid Majrooh tells NPR that "If I am hesitant and doubtful now it won't help anyone, and people in need of care will be the first to be affected."
Thousands of NPR readers shared what they'd say if someone asked them why they are wearing a mask. Here's a selection of their responses.
The "green pass" will show whether a person has been vaccinated, recently recovered from COVID, or tested negative for the virus. Workers failing to present a pass will be suspended without pay.
A single mom with HIV. A grandmother who thought she had enough money to get by. A lawyer who lost her job. They're among the millions around the world pushed into food insecurity by the pandemic.
The purchase "is the latest reprehensible choice from a company that has profited from addicting users to its deadly products," the American Lung Association said.
The COVID-19 shot joins a list of well-established vaccines required by the U.S., aimed at preventing dangerous diseases such as polio and varicella (chickenpox).
An intern accused a well-known TV anchor of forcibly kissing her. In a ruling this week, a Beijing court found that it could not determine whether sexual harassment had occurred.
Simone Gold isn't alone. NPR found other physicians who retained their licenses despite spreading misinformation online and to the media about effective COVID-19 vaccines and unproven treatments.
A case of the virus, which claimed a 12-year-old boy's life, has sparked fears of a new outbreak in India. Researchers fear that the deadly disease has the potential to cause global outbreaks as well.
Patrick Phiri of Malawi met Fiona ten Have of the Netherlands met and fell in love. He proposed to her. She said yes. But the pandemic stymied their wedding plans. How are they doing now?
Should you quarantine? Get tested? Mask up? Insist on masks for others? There are many tricky situations to navigate in our delta variant, semi-vaccinated world. Here's advice from experts.
That's how some scientists describe the findings of a series of studies looking at the antibodies created by individuals who were infected by the coronavirus and then had an mRNA vaccine.
Angeline Murimirwa leads CAMFED, a group that has given scholarships to 4.8 million girls in Africa. And now the group has been awarded the $2.5 million Hilton Humanitarian Prize.
When we interviewed her in September 2020, she was hoping the pandemic would end soon so tourists could return to Thailand. But the COVID crisis has only worsened in the country.