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Nutrition, Health and Population

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There are a number of key health issues for developing countries, especially in Africa.  They include malnutrition, HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and avian flu. This page provides current developments on these issues as well as background. 

Nutrition 

Other diseases and health concerns

Nutrition

At a program aimed at preventing malnutrition in rural Malawi, nurse Lydia Kamenya counsels a young mother about a proper diet for children. Photo: Elizabeth Maidl/courtesy of Washington University at St. Louis

At a program aimed at preventing malnutrition in rural Malawi, nurse Lydia Kamenya counsels a young mother about a proper diet for children. Photo: Elizabeth Maidl/courtesy of Washington University at St. Louis

The strange and surprising debate over how to help a malnourished kid Emily Sohn NPR March 13, 2016 See more nutrition stories

Why nutrition? (video) Secure Nutrition March 14, 2016

Obituary in memory of Dr. Urban Jonsson UNSCN March 10, 2016

Understanding hunger Molly Anders Devex October 7, 2014

Other diseases and health concerns

"For the hurt of my poor people I am hurt, I mourn, and dismay has taken hold of me. Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has the health of my poor people not been restored?" - Jeremiah 8:21-22  

 

Christopher Olanya follows his youngest son's lead as he returns home from a village health meeting in Uganda's Lamwo district. Olanya likely lost his vision due to the parasitic disease onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, but he is grateful that regular Mectizan® (ivermectin) treatments, donated by Merck, will save others from a similar fate. Photo: The Carter Center/E. Echwalu

Three win Nobel Prize in medicine for work on tropical diseases river blindness, filariasis, and malaria Brady Dennis and Lenny Bernstein Washington Post October 5, 2015 See more health articles

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