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In Niger and worldwide, legendary surgeon and humanitarian Jean-Marie Servant is mourned

Jean-Marie Servant learned his surgery techniques in the great hospitals of the world. But it was in Niger, the poorest country on the planet, where he was able to pioneer a facial reconstruction technique that now helps poor children suffering from a poverty-related disease that goes back to ancient times. Servant is remembered by his friend and colleague Daniel Cataldo.

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Meet the last native speakers of Hawaiian

Hawaiian is often offered up as a language revitalization success story, a model for other endangered languages to follow. But language revitalization isn’t so simple. While activists are reviving the Hawaiian language, opening up pre-schools, teaching thousands of second language learners, there still is a small group of native speakers who have never lost the language, a group of native Hawaiians from the island of Niihau.