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Two decades ago, Harvard Professor S. Allen Counter discovered that the South American Quechua Indians were exposed to astronomically high levels of lead and other toxic metals.

A hidden risk

Mothers can pass toxic metals to children through breast milk, study shows



“A war can never be ended by a war. You can only fight wars with education," said Malala Yousafzai (photo 1), who received the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award, presented by the Harvard Foundation and its director, S. Allen Counter (photo 2). Harvard Medical School Dean Jeffrey Flier (right) recognized neurosurgeon M. Junaid Khan with an award of appreciation for the pivotal role he played in Yousafzai’s care (photo 3).

A strong, new voice

Malala Yousafzai, 16, of Pakistan, honored with Harvard Foundation's Humanitarian of the Year Award