Archive for: February, 2015

Ensuring the future of mothers and children in sub-Saharan Africa

Ensuring the future of mothers and children in sub-Saharan Africa   Following a meeting with American philanthropist Bill Gates, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the support of 20 research teams that will aim to help improve child and maternal health in 13 countries across sub-Saharan Africa. This is part of a 7-year $36-million program…

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Vitamin A dose can protect kids in sub-Saharan Africa from malaria

Vitamin A dose can protect kids in sub-Saharan Africa from malaria   A new study out of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found that children who received vitamin A supplementation were 54 per cent less likely to become infected with malaria. The reasons are unclear, but vitamin A is known to boost…

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UN: Worst not over in flood-stricken Malawi

UN: Worst not over in flood-stricken Malawi   Aid agencies are working to help more than 600,000 Malawians affected by flooding but damaged roads and bridges are making it difficult to deliver food and humanitarian relief cargo. Disease and sanitation issues are a concern among displaced groups, while long-term consequences could include saturated soil, crop damage and…

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