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How We Can Excite Youth By Using ICT in Agriculture

About six years ago, I was in Uganda as part of a team undertaking an agriculture policy assessment. One of the more interesting sound bites regarding agriculture was how many young people generically characterized farming as “digging” and that they’d rather earn enough to eat each day in almost any other way than digging. Two points stood out for me, and still do, in these declarations if we are to attract youth to and motivate them to stay in agriculture. Farming has to be more than digging. The time horizon has to lengthen beyond today.

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Elephantiasis linked to volcanic soils in Uganda

Walking barefoot raises one’s risk of getting a different form of elephantiasis by 13 times, says a researcher.

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Don’t miss our one-of-a-kind Seattle celebration

PATH turns 40 on May 12, and we’re bringing an amazing group of next-generation thinkers and doers to Seattle to celebrate with us! It’s a free event—and you’re invited. May 12, 2017 5:00–8:00 p.m. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center (321 Mercer St.) Register today Where else can you hear rising stars from the worlds of culture, commerce, global health, […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesSee you in Seattle May 12Protected: Permettre à tout le monde d’accéder à des toilettes, à la manière PATHPATH’s new Micro Encabulator™ offers lifesaving potential in a smaller package ;

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The Need for ICT Skills in My Community

The popularization of internet, social media, and mobile applications have intensely changed our modern society, creating new ways for starting and managing a business or get employed. This brings the need to rethink and update the related skills to succeed in today’s studies, business and employment. The biggest challenge that worries me so much is the digital skills gap among young people and the gender crisis in the usage of the internet in our communities. The majority of unemployed youths in Uganda do not have basic skills and cannot do the things powered the use of technology and the internet. I have worked in my community as a young IT graduate, I have met many young people in schools, universities and institutions who have never had a chance to use a computer or the Internet.

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How Video Can Improve Agricultural Practices in Uganda

Smallholder farmers located in the Southwestern tip of Uganda engage in potato farming to feed their families and to earn some extra income. As part of Pasic, a large policy action project to increase sustainable intensification of cropping systems in Uganda, we found that seed quality is the main factor holding potato farmers back. Farmers needed to learn two new activities: Positive Seed Selection: using the largest tubers for seed stock instead of eating them and only using small, malformed tubers affected by disease as seed stock. Proper Seed Storage and Handling: dry tubers on racks or on dry grass and inspected regularly for rotten or disease affected tubers. Using ICT to Increase Agricultural Knowledge To raise awareness on these two key potato seed quality aspects, we produced two short videos

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Empowering women with the tools to survive cancer

Diluted vinegar. A flashlight. A set of trained eyes. These are the main requirements for a cervical cancer screening tool, called VIA, which put PATH front and center in the push to prevent cervical cancer around the globe.

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Citizen-generated data and sustainable development: evidence from case studies in Kenya and…

In 2014, the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel called for a data revolution to aid efforts as we work towards the aims of Agenda 2030, stimulating debate and action around innovative ways of generating and sharing data. Since then, technological advances have supported increased access to data and information through initiatives such as open-data platforms and SMS-based citizen reporting systems. The main ambition for these advances is to produce data that decision-makers find timely and usable. Proponents of citizen-generated data assert its potential to achieve these aims in the context of the sustainable development agenda. Nevertheless, there is a need for more evidence on the potential of citizen-generated data to influence policy and service delivery, and to contribute to the achievement of the sustainable development goals.

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U.S. To Provide More Than $25M In Humanitarian Aid To Uganda To Assist With East African…

Agence France-Presse: U.S. to give Uganda $25 mln in aid for refugees “The United States will give over $25 million in humanitarian aid to Uganda, to help the nation cope with a huge influx of refugees fleeing conflict in East Africa, the U.S. ambassador in Kampala said Tuesday. Uganda is hosting more than a million…More

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The impact of prenatal exposure to parasitic infections and to anthelminthic treatment on…

by Stephen Nash, Alexander J. Mentzer, Swaib A. Lule, Dennison Kizito, Gaby Smits, Fiona R.

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Identifying and characterising health policy and system-relevant documents in Uganda: a scoping…

Health policymakers in low- and middle-income countries continue to face difficulties in accessing and using research evidence for decision-making.

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Making cervical cancer a preventable disease

“Let me share with you the story of Carmen. She was only 37 years old when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. She had three children; two girls and one boy. She was married, but by the time we had met, her husband had abandoned her.” It’s a story Jose Jeronimo has retold over the […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesIn Davos, Rx for epidemics: tech partnershipsOur 8 favorite photos of 2016WANTED: idealistic students to save millions of lives ;

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Our 8 favorite photos of 2016

It’s a scene still too common in rural Africa: yellow jerry cans lined up at a water pump or faucet, as women and girls (almost always women and girls) collect water and haul the heavy, essential burden home. This photo from northern Uganda shows part of the story—what’s not shown is almost 100 more jerry cans lined up […] ; ; ; ;Related Stories7 household items we use to save livesWhy playtime for babies is serious businessA lifesaver powered by bicycle pump ;

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Why markets should matter to health advocates

Today, one of global health’s biggest challenges—and opportunities—lies in strengthening the markets that make health products, services, and technologies available to those who need them most. New global goals challenge us to work together to improve the health of all people by 2030. But we won’t reach those ambitious targets—and most importantly, save the lives […] ; ; ; ;Related StoriesWhat does the US election mean for global health?The politics of pneumoniaOxygen is a matter of life and breath ;

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This video from Uganda highlights everything wrong with global development

A recent video produced by female missionaries in Uganda is a parody of Justin Timberlake’s “Bring Sexy Back”. It could not be worse and highlights everything wrong with global development. The post This video from Uganda highlights everything wrong with global development appeared first on WhyDev Blog.

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