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  1. Malawi: A Secret Mother's Life


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    In the African nation of Malawi, expectant mothers fear that if they speak openly about their pregnancies, someone might put a spell on their unborn children. Rachel Kalungama is a "secret mother,"…

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    • Dr. Awojobi's Bicycle Centrifuge


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      Dr. Oluyombo Awojobi has equipped his medical clinic in rural Nigeria with simple, innovative devices. His blood centrifuge is built from used bicycle parts. See his car-jack operating table, propane-tank…

    • Diabetics helping diabetics in Cambodia


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      In Cambodia, there are not enough doctors and nurses to treat everyone with diabetes, so patients are trained to help other patients. Meach Lina is a peer counselor who teaches others to keep their…

    • Making More Doctors: A glimpse inside an Ethiopian medical school


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      From PRI's The World, http://www.theworld.org: In Ethiopia, doctors are in short supply, so the government is rapidly increasing enrollment in medical schools. The World's Africa correspondent,…

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      • Vieux Farka Touré sings Ay Bakoy from his latest album, Mon Pays, "My Country"


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        Vieux Farka Touré of Mali visits PRI's The World in Boston, and performs a solo rendition of his song Ay Bakoy, the final track off his latest album Mon Pays, or "My Country." Video…

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        • Life of a Child Goddess


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          In Nepal, the centuries-old tradition of choosing a young girl as a goddess continues to this day. She is worshipped by Hindus and Buddhists who believe she is a reincarnated goddess. For more, visit…

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          • A Day with Delhi's Female Auto Driver


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            From PRI's The World: Take a ride through Delhi's streets with Sunita Chaudhary, the city's only female auto rickshaw driver. The World's Sonia Narang spent a day filming Ms. Chaudhary. For…

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            • Nepal: Bimala's Trek


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              Bimala Parajuli is a volunteer health worker in rural Nepal. She treks long distances in her mountainous district to deliver an inexpensive antiseptic ointment to expectant mothers. As many as a quarter…

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              • Nepal: Januka's Hard Labor


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                Januka Rasaeli is seven months pregnant and spends much of her day toiling in the fields. She lives in a rural village in Nepal, where women are expected to perform strenuous chores all day long.…

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                • Isidoro the ocelot selected to predict the 2014 World Cup


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                  PRI's The World has partnered with the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston to predict the winner of the US games. Isidoro (Izzy), the Brazilian ocelot, will use his special predictive powers to choose…

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                  • Canadian singer Basia Bulat performs 'Tall Tall Shadow'


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                    Basia Bulat of Toronto, Canada visits PRI's The World in Boston to perform her new song Tall Tall Shadow. Video by Amanda Kowalski and Sonia Narang. Audio engineering by Robin Moore.

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                    • Learning to Succeed: A Unique South African School


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                      From PRI's The World, http://www.pri.org: Students at the Centre of Science and Technology in Cape Town, South Africa, have high hopes: to become doctors and engineers, win top awards, and lift…

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