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Dr. Saleema Rehman stands outside Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. The Afghan refugee of Turkmen origin has won UNHCR's Nansen Award for her work helping refugee moms and babies in Pakistan. Betsy Joles for NPR hide caption

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COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX, the international vaccine-sharing program, arrive in Khartoum, Sudan, on Aug. 5. In a letter to President Biden, health experts are asking him to take action to manufacture and distribute vaccines to the entire world. Ebrahim Hamid/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Nurses feed newborn babies rescued and brought to Ataturk National Children's Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 15, 2020, after their mothers were killed in an attack on a maternity ward operated by Doctors Without Borders. The health-care nonprofit runs clinics and hospitals in various parts of the country. Wakil Kohsar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Afghanistan's Health Care Is In 'Limbo' Following Taliban Takeover, Says MSF Rep

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A mask is still an important protective measure for both the unvaccinated and the vaccinated. A new study looks at the best ways to encourage folks to mask up. Ian Morton/NPR hide caption

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COVID-19 patients receive treatment at the St. Luke Foundation for Haiti hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on July 16. The country received its first shipment of COVID-19 vaccine doses that month. Ricardo Arduengo/Reuters hide caption

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A Bright Spot Amid Haiti's Woes: Its 1st Mass Rollout Of COVID Vaccines

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Performing last rites before the cremation of a family member who died of COVID-19. Anupam Nath/AP hide caption

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India's Pandemic Death Toll Estimated At About 4 Million: 10 Times The Official Count

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Staffers distribute the required personal protective gear before they transfer a COVID-positive patient to a hospital. They'll wear a gown, gloves, mask and face shield. Ashley Westerman/NPR hide caption

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The Homesick EMTs Of Manila Say A Patient's Smile Makes It All Worthwhile

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Dr. Eugene Richardson in a helicopter during the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, where he worked as a clinical lead for Partner in Health's response to the outbreak. He is the author of the new book Epidemic Illusions: On the Coloniality of Global Public Health. Katie Barron hide caption

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When it's cold outside, is it safe to bring a socially distanced gathering into your house if the windows are open for a short bit and then shut so indoor temperatures don't plummet? We answer this question below. Tessa Bunney/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Air passengers wearing practically full-body coveralls at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in India. Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Joan Garcia became pregnant at 14 and gave birth at 15. She and her child travel by raft between the two shacks where they live in Navotas fish port on Manila Bay. Hannah Reyes Morales for NPR hide caption

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A fan wears a neck gaiter as he watches the Los Angeles Dodgers play at home against the San Francisco Giants last week. Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images hide caption

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In 2014, Martha Phillips, an American nurse, traveled to West Africa during the Ebola crisis to provide medical care. Treating Ebola not only taught her how to stay safe around a deadly virus but also how to manage the stress and sadness of working during a disease outbreak. She's now drawing on that experience to help other nurses cope with the challenges of coronavirus. Martha Phillips hide caption

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Coronavirus Nurses Ask An Ebola Veteran: Is It OK To Be Afraid?

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An office worker is screened with an infrared thermometer as he enters a building in New Delhi, India. Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A scene from the Moria refugee camp on the island of Lesbos, Greece, in January. Angelos Tzortzinis/dpa/Picture Alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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