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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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Floods in Malawi force thousands of families from their homes

Floods in Malawi force thousands of families from their homes   More than 100,000 Malawians have been forced from their homes as a result of severe floods. Disease outbreaks are increasingly a concern due to poor shelter and sanitation, meanwhile children are missing out on schooling and at a greater risk of violence and abuse. UNICEF…

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