India is about to complete three years without a single new polio case. Esha Chhabra interviews Deepak Kapur, who has been at the helm of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative Campaign since 2002.
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Vanessa Gezari, author of a new book on the Afghanistan murder of social scientist Paula Loyd, says the US military still stumbles through an Afghan culture it barely understands.
Andhra Pradesh's public health insurance program Aarogyasri, the first in India, pits private hospitals against public in a tug-of-war for funding, with poor patients trapped in the middle.
In parts of rural Nepal women and girls are segregated from their families during menstruation. A look at historical context of this practice and the slow pace of social change.
In far western Nepal, many believe that women who are menstruating are impure and bring bad luck. And so they are exiled each month, leaving them vulnerable to rape and other horrors.
Shiho Fukada has been photographing the effects of the economic crisis in Japan, where notions of personal prosperity and lifetime employment have eroded.
"Success stories” are rarely the whole story. Global health projects frequently go off course, and it’s not unusual for them to fail outright. What is unusual is for researchers to be open about it.
The flight of Syrian Armenians — one of many lesser-noticed ripple effects that could reshape countries well beyond Syria’s neighbors — is raising questions about the future of Syria’s diversity.
Far-right ultranationalist groups are exploiting old enmities and new fears across Europe, inflaming xenophobia and violence against immigrants and minorities.
The New York Times Lens blog features Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill's "Everyday Africa" photography—a project that began during a Pulitzer Center-sponsored trip to Ivory Coast.
Sprinkles: How an innovative program using micronutrients to combat childhood anemia overcame unexpected obstacles.
Benedicte Kurzen's exploration of the political and religious tensions behind post-election violence in northern Nigeria is featured in The New York Times photography blog Lens.