Agriculture & Nutrition

Rethinking AIDS strategy after a string of failures. In wake of canceled vaccine study, some experts are reemphasizing proven, low-tech prevention me...

by Craig Timberg Washington Post November 1, 2007

DURBAN, South Africa -- Few cases of AIDS have been as closely scrutinized as that of a former South African prostitute named Beauty. Scientists know when this 40-year-old woman became infected, how her body responded and what happened as her immune system collapsed....

“No one was hygienic or clean before,” says Fulbati. “We were all living in unclean conditions. Malaria, diarrhea, fever, vomiting; they were common. Now it’s not so bad.” Photo: BBC

Toilet conference opens in Delhi–40 countries take part

by Sanjoy Majumder BBC News October 31, 2007

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Most rural dwellers in the region live in extreme poverty. Photo: UNICEF

West Africa: New approach to malaria recommended, with more funds going to indoor spraying and new anti-malarial drugs, and less to bednets

by IRIN October 24, 2007

A World Health Organization evaluation of West African countries’ progress in controlling malaria has recommended that donors allocate more funds to indoor spraying and to helping countries purchase the latest anti-malarial drugs....

Doctors Without Borders calls for increased use of nutrient dense ready-to-use food to save malnourished children’s lives

by Doctors Without Borders October 10, 2007

(October 10, 2007) The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today called for increased and expanded use of nutrient dense ready-to-use food (RUF) to reduce the five million annual deaths worldwide related to malnutrition in children ...

In pictures: India’s sanitation struggle

by BBC News October 3, 2007

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In Katanga slum in Kampala, Uganda a visit to a public restroom is a luxury which comes at a price

by Joshua Mmali BBC News September 19, 2007

In Katanga slum in Kampala, a visit to a public convenience is a luxury which comes at a price. Next to a makeshift shebeen where men drink ajono, the local liquor, there's an equally makeshift papyrus structure leaning against a tree. ...

Food shortages and high malnutrition rates have hit residents of Lower and Middle Shabelle Photo: Manoocher Deghati/IRIN

Somalia: Alarming malnutrition rates as food crisis hits Shabelle region

by IRIN August 15, 2007

Early warning agencies have reported a rapidly worsening food security situation in southern Somalia after the poorest harvest in a decade and escalating insecurity that has disrupted economic activities, caused high inflation and left people displaced....

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