January 3

Reporters Pick Their Favorite Global Stories Of The Decade

By Marc Silver

It was quite a decade.

Ebola swept through Africa as never before – and has returned again just this past year.

Polio was almost wiped out – but not quite.

The issue of menstruation became a headline topic.

And a selfie debate began — what are the ethics of posing for pictures in developing countries.

Our global health and development blog, Goats and Soda, did not start until 2014, but many of our contributors have been on their global beats for the full decade. We asked them to pick one story from the 2010s that was a personal favorite – and that captured a pivotal moment in global health and development.

Photo courtesy of USAID Ethiopia.

Source: NPR (link opens in a new window)

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