January 2012

New clinic in Georgia makes healthcare affordable and accessible for residents

When the Gori City Hospital in Georgia announced plans for privatization in early 2011, households in a nearby internally displaced people settlement found that they would no longer have access to essential free medical services

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USDA

25,000 Senegalese Schoolchildren to Benefit from USDA-Supported Project

The three-year effort, funded via USDA’s McGovern-Dole Food for Education Program, started in March 2016. It provides food, technical assistance, and other resources to 156 schools in Senegal.

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December 2011

School Feeding Given Higher Priority in Cameroon

In the remote village of Tadu in Northwest Cameroon, the approximately 5,000 inhabitants – Mbororo people and others – live with poverty, malnutrition and low school enrollment rates, especially among girls.

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November 2011

Health centers and boarding school brought back to life in Tajikistan

New windows and doors have been fitted, flooring has been laid, interiors painted and roofing repaired at two key healthcare facilities in Tajikistan’s Faizobod District.

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November 2011

Telecommunications provides long-distance healthcare in Thiès, Senegal

Patients in Thiès’ rural areas now have access to a new method of medical treatment. In 2010, the regional hospital in Thiès, which is 60 kilometers east of the capital Dakar, purchased “telemedicine” equipment, medical technology used to provide healthcare from a distance.

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September 2011

Both potato-soy mix, corn-soy blend can meet food aid needs, study says

Providing malnourished children with a potato-soy mix ration rather than the traditional corn-soy blend achieved similar health results, according to a study published in the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development.

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August 2011

Self-watering and self-fertilizing garden nurtures Ethiopians and their ecosystem

Carrots, beet root, leafy greens and other vegetables will finally be produced up to four times a year in a new environmentally friendly initiative involving raised-bed gardens in Central Ethiopia.

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July 2011

Moringa Tree Recruited in the Fight Against Malnutrition in Senegal

By Meg Hewitt The Moringa tree, originally from the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in Northwestern India, is saving the lives of children in Matam, …

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July 2011

School feeding program boosts enrollment, student performance in Cameroon

Providing children with a nutritious meal at school is fuel for learning in the Bui Division of Northwest Cameroon and has proven one of the most reliable ways to ensure a healthy learning environment.

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July 2011

Training the Trainers in Vietnam

By David Snyder Though a qualified medical doctor with the Hanoi Red Cross, Dr. Nga Nguyen Hang says that Vietnam’s medical schools only teach emergency …

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