Africa
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As the world’s doors close

Coronavirus | Will we remember those who shelter in place with no shelter?
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/24/20, 12:25 pm

As the epicenter for the coronavirus pandemic moved to the United States—with the number of new cases doubling every two days—a hush moved into the streets. It’s a quiet eerily similar to what I first experienced in the Middle East, walking streets of cities and towns ISIS had emptied. A city without people is like a graveyard, one of the soldiers on patrol told me then. 

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Emily Belz

Inside the outbreak: Prepared hearts

Health | The coronavirus can mean a death sentence for patients awaiting life-saving heart surgery in Kenya. But surgeons work furiously to keep operations going
by Emily Belz
Posted 3/19/20, 10:41 am

On a March morning at Tenwek Hospital, cardiothoracic fellow Dr. Keith Dindi scrolled through an Excel spreadsheet, blocks of green, yellow, and red going by. It was a list of patients waiting for cardiac surgery. Green meant they were waiting for an operation, yellow meant they had had an operation and might need follow-ups, and red meant the patient had died.

As he scrolled, Dindi read off the patients in red. 

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Femicide rising

International | Women in Mexico protest increasing gender-based violence
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 3/17/20, 06:33 pm

Ingrid. Fatima. Maria.

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