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More Effort Needed To Save Children From Preventable, Treatable Pneumonia, Report Says

The Guardian: Gasping for breath: pneumonia’s deadly toll among the hungry children of Kenya “…Pneumonia kills two children under five every minute, or almost one million a year worldwide: more than malaria, diarrhea, and measles combined, according to research published by Save the Children on Thursday. Yet it can be…

Agricultural Development Initiatives Should Focus On Empowering Women For Best Outcomes

Inter Press Service: Women and Malnutrition in Africa Raghav Gaiha, professorial research fellow at the Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester, and Vani S. Kulkarni, lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania “…[A]gricultural development has enormous potential to make significant contribution in reducing malnutrition and the associated ill health.…

Mobile Technologies, Artificial Intelligence Helping Move Some African Markets Toward Universal Health Coverage

Newsweek: How AI can help Africa get universal health care before America “…Efforts to increase [health] coverage are underway: From Rwanda to South Africa, telemedicine and artificial intelligence have enabled health tech platforms to emerge, and allowed doctors to treat patients in under-resourced areas remotely, efficiently, and cheaply via mobile…

Norwegian, Chinese Approaches To Aid Offer Insight For Policy Debates On Aid Effectiveness

Washington Post: Why do nations invest in international aid? Ask Norway. And China. Dan Banik, professor of political science and research director, and Nikolai Hegertun, PhD candidate in political science and research fellow, both at the Center for Development and the Environment at the University of Oslo “…We recently studied…

WHO Campaign Aims To Address Malaria, Polio In Nigeria’s Borno State

WHO: Integrated campaign tackles malaria and polio in north-eastern Nigeria “In Nigeria’s Borno State, malaria is currently claiming more lives than all other diseases combined. Children under the age of five are particularly vulnerable. WHO recently launched a special campaign in this state aimed at rapidly reducing the malaria burden…

NPR Profiles Former Rwandan Health Minister Agnes Binagwaho

NPR: Agnes Binagwaho Is A Doctor With ‘Sassitude’ “…Throughout her life, Binagwaho — affectionately called ‘Dr. Agnès’ by colleagues — has been unafraid to defy authority by speaking her mind. In the process, she has helped to transform Rwanda’s health system…” (Ingber, 10/28).

Youth Advocates Join Conference Discussions To End Child Marriage In West Africa

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Teenage girls step in to stop child marriages in West Africa “…Driven by poverty, religion, and insecurity, marrying off girls once they reach puberty or even before is a deeply engrained tradition in much of West and Central Africa, but with detrimental effects on health, education, and…

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