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The Role of Worms in Malnutrition

; In impoverished communities worldwide, children and pregnant women are especially vulnerable to malnutrition, anemia, impaired cognitive and physical development, and pregnancy complications. As a result, they remain trapped in poverty, facing the socioeconomic consequences of decreased productivity and an inability to work or go to school because of their poor health. But the reason […]

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Child malnutrition, growth, and development in global health – An interview with Dr. Barry Bogin

Barry Bogin is a professor of biological anthropology at Loughborough University, U.K. He also is an investigator for The Maya Project, a blend of art and academic Read More

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Sahel hunger crisis

Mark Anderson | The Guardian | July 31 – “Refugees and patchy rains trigger new Sahel hunger crisis.  UN asks for $100m as conflicts drive Read More

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The High Fives Project: Designing Healthy Homes in Bangladesh

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By ARCHIVE Global  | Jaclyn Hersh | jh@archiveglobal.org |  New York, NY – ARCHIVE Global, the New York based nonprofit working around the world to combat Read More


The Role of Worms in Malnutrition

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; In impoverished communities worldwide, children and pregnant women are especially vulnerable to malnutrition, anemia, impaired cognitive and physical development, and pregnancy complications. As a result, they remain trapped in poverty, facing the socioeconomic consequences of decreased productivity and an inability to work or go to school because of their poor health. But the reason […]


Child malnutrition, growth, and development in global health – An interview with Dr. Barry Bogin

Most of the women here don't speak Spanish

Barry Bogin is a professor of biological anthropology at Loughborough University, U.K. He also is an investigator for The Maya Project, a blend of art and academic Read More


Sahel hunger crisis

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Mark Anderson | The Guardian | July 31 – “Refugees and patchy rains trigger new Sahel hunger crisis.  UN asks for $100m as conflicts drive Read More


FGM and child marriage: grandmothers are part of the problem and the solution

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By Fatimah Kelleher | Guardian Development News | Girls on their own can’t change the norms that endanger them. Understand the role of the other women Read More


Child mortality worldwide is down, but it’s not always clear why

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Somali mother cradles her malnourished, ill child UN Child mortality is widely recognized as an indicator of a community’s overall health, with reductions in child deaths often cited as evidence of the impact of a particular intervention. Two high-profile events in Washington, DC, and Johannesburg, South Africa recently celebrated the progress made worldwide in reducing maternal … Continue reading →


The west’s peanut butter bias chokes Haiti’s attempts to feed itself | Rashmee Roshan Lall

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Rashmee Rosahn Lall, Guardian Development Network | “Local provider of food to tackle malnourishment faces closure because aid agencies buy subsidised products from abroad.” The west’s Read More


How do “fast-track” countries reduce maternal and child mortality rates?

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By Carole Presern: Social and economic development is a mysterious business. In some low- and middle-income countries, economic growth brings very little change to the lives Read More


How to reach every newborn: three key messages

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The Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) launched on June 30–July 1, 2014, envisages a world without preventable deaths of newborn infants. The challenge is not technical (effective interventions exist), but instead social. The odds of a child surviving the first month of life are grossly unequal, even within one country, and are affected by wealth, education, caste, and access to health care. Large gains are achievable when interventions reach people who are in need, but this rarely occurs. Without dedicated efforts to reach poor people, ENAP initiatives are likely to favour wealthier people who have the lowest mortality risk.


USAID launches new commitments to save the lives of mothers and children

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June 26, 2014 USAID will spend up to $2.9 billion of the agency’s resources to continue the fight for maternal and child health in 24 countries. From VOA: While child deaths have dropped from 12.6 million in 1990 to 6.6 million in 2012, 16,000 children and 800 mothers are dying every day, says the U.S. […]The post The Daily Impact: USAID launches new commitments to save the lives of mothers and children appeared first on PSI Impact Blog.


Can pediatric AIDS end with numbers still uncounted?

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Can pediatric AIDS end with numbers still uncounted? What has to happen to propel the progress of two and a half decades of confronting HIV in children to the success of no child contracting the virus, getting sick with AIDS, and no child dying from the disease? That was the question posed to a panel […](Read more…)


Morocco’s Children of the Moon Suffer in the Dark of Poor Health Care – Guest Post by Francine Krieger

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MOROCCO – Mounir Yakdone died at 7 years old in pursuit of an education. His parents warned that the walk to school would continue to Read More


Hospitals and Maternal Death in Tanzania – Guest Post by Adrienne Strong

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 Adrienne is a PhD candidate in sociocultural anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis. She has been traveling to and conducting research in Tanzania since Read More


Pediatric oncology nursing care in LMIC

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A recent position statement that appeared in the Lancet Oncology describes that children with cancer in LMIC often have survival rates of less than 20%. Read More


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