Health problems the afflict the world's poor have received unprecedented attention in recent years. But medical workers who focus on lesser known diseases say their efforts remain as difficult as ever. On PRI's The World.
For today's Geo Quiz, we were looking for the Afar Rift in northeastern Ethiopia. That's where scientists found a 4.4 million-year-old hominid skeleton. Anchor Werman speaks with Tim White and Owen Lovejoy about their findings.
Two women named Lucy are in the news today. One is the schoolgirl who inspired the Beatles's song ï¿½Lucy in the Sky with Diamondsï¿½ï¿½the other a multi-million year-old skeleton. Anchor Marco Werman makes the connection.
The Ethiopian government has asked the international community for emergency food aid for 6.2 million people. BBC correspondent Mike Wooldridge witnessed Ethiopia's famine in the 80s. Now he's back, Marco Werman talks with him.
Over half a million women die each year from complications of pregnancy. To address the problem, the UN Population Fund is holding a high level maternal health meeting in Ethiopia. Listen to Lyse Doucet's report from Afghanistan.
In the Blue Nile Canyon of Ethiopia, a single footbridge is the only connection for people who live on opposite sides of the river. A team of American volunteers has built a new, sturdier suspension bridge across the chasm. From PRI's The World.
Today's Geo Quiz takes us to the Horn of Africa, where an international team of scientists is studying a 35-mile long crack that opened up in the Afar region of Ethiopia in 2005. Afar is the answer to our Geo Quiz.