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    STORIES OF LIFE IN A CHANGING WORLD

    Renee Bach, who is 31, was sued in Ugandan civil court over the deaths of children who were treated at the critical care center she ran in Uganda. She has left Uganda and is now living in the U.S. Julia Rendleman for NPR hide caption

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    New rules in Hong Kong require everyone to wear a mask in all outdoor places or face a $650 fine. Above: A masked woman stretches out a public park. Also: The maximum number of people allowed at a public gathering is ... 2. Miguel Candela/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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    What 6 Of The 7 Countries With The Most COVID-19 Cases Have In Common

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    Lead exposure has been an issue for many years. Above: Women and children from lead-contaminated villages rest on mattresses during testing and treatment for lead poisoning in a ward at the Doctors Without Borders clinic in Anka, Nigeria, in 2010. Shawn Baldwin/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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    Eliza Chikoti, 24, is a mentor to high school girls in Malawi. She is helping girls through their personal problems amid the pandemic — and encouraging them to stay in school. Anke Adams hide caption

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    Girls, Has The Pandemic Made You Think Of Quitting School? Call Your Mentor

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    Is it a match? A potential couple meet up courtesy of a matchmaker in the Netflix series Indian Matchmaking. Netflix hide caption

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    Netflix's 'Indian Matchmaking' Is The Talk Of India — And Not In A Good Way

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    Birthday spoiler alert: If you want your mask to be a barrier to coronavirus transmission, you should not be able to blow out candles while wearing it. Florin Cristian Ailenei/EyeEm via Getty Images hide caption

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    With her blood meal visible through her transparent abdomen, the female Aedes aegypti mosquito takes flight as she leaves her host's skin surface. James Gathany/CDC Public Health Image Library hide caption

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    Why One Dangerous Mosquito Developed A Taste For Human Blood

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    Teenage leaders in the global group Girl Up met for their annual conference via Zoom. NPR interviewed 11 of the attendees. Top row, from left: Salomé Beyer, Rebecca Fairweather, Alliyah Logan and Bethel Kyeza. Middle row, from left: Riya Goel, Nora DiMartino, Aya Alagha and Mofi Onanuga. Bottom row, from left: Vanessa Louis-Jean, Hayat Muse and Rym Badran. Zoom screen grab by NPR hide caption

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    Photographer Sarah Waiswa's image of her daughter, Ria: "She spends a lot of time in our bed. Babies bring the hope of goodness and light, but 2020 has been a heavy year. I am afraid about the type of world I have brought her into. I hope by the time Ria grows up, human beings will be kinder to each other. June 21. Nairobi, Kenya. Sarah Waiswa/@EverydayAfrica hide caption

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    Right: Morris Koll, a soldier and grandfather of author Pam Fessler's husband in was diagnosed with Leprosy (now referred to as Hansen's Disease). Left: the cover of NPR National Desk Correspondent Pam Fessler's new book Carville's Cure. Courtesy of the Koll family; Pam Fessler hide caption

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    A Family Secret Inspired A New Book About Leprosy

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    A dirt road cuts through a sprawling refugee camp in South Sudan where Doctors Without Borders has a hospital. In a letter, 1,000 current and former employees are accusing the aid group of racism and white supremacy. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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    A robot introduces itself to patients in Kigali, Rwanda. The robots, used in Rwanda's treatment centers, can screen people for COVID-19 and deliver food and medication, among other tasks. The robots were donated by the United Nations Development Program and the Rwanda Ministry of ICT and Innovation. Cyril Ndegeya/Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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    Why Rwanda Is Doing Better Than Ohio When It Comes To Controlling COVID-19

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    A drug user in a Kyiv apartment. She benefited from a needle exchange program aimed at reducing HIV transmission among intravenous drug users in Ukraine. Participants in such programs face such obstacles as transportation shutdowns and stay-at-home orders during the coronavirus pandemic. Gideon Mendel/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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