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Continuing Ebola vaccine research is still an urgent need

June 30, 2017 by Monica Amponsah

It has been five weeks since the latest Ebola outbreak and we are still holding our breaths. Four people died in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (one confirmed case and three suspected cases of the Ebola virus); eight people have been infected. Although the cases were found in a remote area of the country, it is a constant reminder that Ebola is still with us and can spread beyond African borders.

Women in rural India register dramatic gains in nutrition, food security

Research by Grameen Foundation and Freedom from Hunger India Trust reveals promising approaches to combat anemia, improve maternal and infant health

JAIPUR, INDIA, June 28, 2017 -- New research and project results from the Rajasthan Nutrition Project show dramatic improvement in the food security, nutrition, and health practices of women, girls and infants.  In just two years time, the percentage of female heads of households reporting that they are food secure increased from 21 to 53 percent, with similar increases for their children.

Research Brief: Prevent Anemia for Better Health

The Research Brief: Prevent Anemia for Better Health describes the approach and results of the Maa aur Shishu Swasthya (Mother and Child Health) Program in West Bengal and Jharkhand, where anemia rates among women and children have remain unchanged for the past decade. The program reached 178,000 women through microfinance and self-help groups, prompting members to make changes to their family’s diets and to take other protective measures.

 

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