Agriculture & Nutrition

Photo journal Charles Sako of Kenya: My life with HIV

by BBC News December 1, 2007

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Globally, deaths from measles drop sharply. Little-known campaign has boosted immunization rates in developing world

by David Brown Washington Post November 29, 2007

Worldwide deaths from measles have fallen by two-thirds since 2000, the result of stepped-up immunization efforts and the distribution of vitamin A capsules in developing countries, a partnership of five health organizations said yesterday....

UN to cut estimate of AIDS epidemic–population with virus overstated by millions

by Craig Timberg Washington Post November 15, 2007

JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 19 -- The United Nations' top AIDS scientists plan to acknowledge this week that they have long overestimated both the size and the course of the epidemic, which they now believe has been slowing for nearly a decade, according to U.N. documents prepared for the announcement....

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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