July 2012

Protection Rations to Households With Malnourished Children

Much of the food aid for drought-stricken West Africa has gone to malnourished children. Now more aid is arriving to protect their nutritional gains.

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July 2012

Counterpart Brings Malaria Rapid Diagnostic Test to Rural Mauritania

Counterpart International is the first organization to bring a new, quick test for malaria to community health programs in Mauritania.

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May 2012

Mauritania: Village Development Committees Increasing Food Security and Resiliency

For the 53 members of the Bouté women’s cooperative in Mauritania’s Guidimakha region, a simple grain mill was all it took to transform their community.

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May 2012

Mauritania: Microfinance for Resiliency – But Will It Last?

When we think of responses to malnutrition and ways to help communities survive crises like food shortages and drought, many people’s minds often turn to visions of warehouses full of food for distribution to communities unable to pull themselves out of poverty.

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May 2012

Mauritania: Bringing Health Services to Rural Communities

Maté Mint Sidi Ali says she never envisioned being a leader in health. But when Counterpart International came to her village in Mauritania’s Guidimakha region recruiting volunteers to serve as Community Health Workers, she jumped at the chance.

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May 2012

Mauritania: Malnutrition in the Crisis

It’s easy to see the fear in parents’ eyes when they talk about their children’s health during the current drought and food crisis in Mauritania.

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May 2012

Mauritania: Lowering the Casualty Toll of Drought

By Alisha Rodriquez, Senior Program Development Officer On a drive across drought-stricken regions of Mauritania, the desert is punctuated by slowly decaying animal carcasses among …

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