Lower-income countries did not get the COVID vaccines they needed. So the World Bank and other partners tapped a South African company to cook up the (undisclosed) recipe for the Moderna mRNA vaccine.
In 2020, Laura Gao hoped to visit her birthplace, Wuhan, to see her grandparents. The coronavirus caused her to cancel. They beat the virus and say they're now "walking backward" toward the sun.
In 2017, two Indian firms began offering workers a day off for a painful period — earning much praise but also some criticism. We wondered if this policy is gaining favor in India and beyond.
After fleeing the war in Ukraine, a family found a sense of belonging far away - in Prudentópolis, Brazil, known as "Little Ukraine." A year later, the family finds themselves starting over yet again.
Since the deaths in The Gambia, there have been additional charges that medicines made in India were contaminated and led to sickness. What has happened to the companies involved?
Hmm, it's still a bit of a mystery. Here's what is known about the small herd of goats who went running through the streets in March.
The COVID emergency brought widespread cancellations for short-term fly-ins to run clinics. Are the missions — praised for the help they provide and criticized for a colonialist mindset — coming back?
The civil war in northern Ethiopia officially ended in November. But a new report indicates that military forces have engaged in hundreds of sexual assaults on girls and women.
Since their round of fame in the Oscar-nommed documentary All That Breathes, the brothers are gaining worldwide support — and an infusion of donations.
That's what a charity worker said of their latest plan. The Kenyan fishmongers got their own boats to escape pressure to trade sex for fish to sell. Then floods wiped them out. Now there's new hope.
The center was founded by Sam Nugraha, who himself had once been addicted to heroin. NPR's coverage a couple of years ago led to a life-changing turn of events for Nugraha.
The child incurred severe injuries in her right leg in the 2020 attack, which killed 24, including her mother. Complications mean a need for more surgeries. But it seemed impossible in Afghanistan.
Ibrahim Songne overcame local prejudice to gain success in Italy with his pizza joint and a spot on a list of top 50 global pizza joints. He's now made a special pizza in honor of ... Goats and Soda!
Sikhulile Moyo led the team that first identified omicron — and was dismayed by the world's reaction — blaming and blacklisting African nations. He's now a bit more optimistic.
The inventors of Corbevax said it was cheap, easy to make, effective and safe. They hoped it could bring vaccine equity to countries that can't access costlier shots. Has it lived up to its promise?