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Project adapts basic tech to give voice to patients in Africa

Cornell University

A new system developed by Cornell Tech researchers will allow thousands of patients of community health care workers in rural Africa to use a basic tool on their mobile phones – one that doesn’t even require an internet connection – to provide feedback on their care anonymously, easily and inexpensively.

Channels: All Journal News, Healthcare, Technology, African News,

Released:
10-Dec-2019 3:25 PM EST

Children Much More Likely to Die After Surgery in Poor Countries

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Children in low resourced countries are 100-200 times more likely to die after surgery than children in wealthy countries, according to a first-of-its-kind study published in Anesthesiology.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Healthcare, Poverty, Surgery, African News,

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10-Dec-2019 2:55 PM EST
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Animated Videos Advance Adoption of Agriculture Techniques

Michigan State University

In remote areas with low literacy rates, showing animated videos in the local language demonstrating agricultural techniques results in high retention and adoption rates of those techniques, found researchers from Michigan State University.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Plants, Technology, Education, African News,

Released:
6-Dec-2019 9:00 AM EST
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Newswise: Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Invites New Partner to Strengthen Nursing and Midwifery

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Invites New Partner to Strengthen Nursing and Midwifery

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has invited the African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) to become a partner of the Global Network of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centers for Nursing and Midwifery.

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Released:
5-Dec-2019 10:10 AM EST
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Newswise: Malaria deaths could be reduced thanks to Warwick engineers

Malaria deaths could be reduced thanks to Warwick engineers

University of Warwick

The resurgence of Malaria in high-risk areas calls for new methods to combat the potentially dangerous situation. A collaboration between researchers at the University of Warwick and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine have found adding a barrier above a bednet can significantly improve the bednet’s performance, reduce the quantity of insecticide while expanding the range of insecticides that can be safely delivered via a bednet.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Engineering, Microbiome, Public Health, African News, Nature (journal),

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2-Dec-2019 1:15 PM EST
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Newswise: Study finds U.S. policies could have negative implications for Africa

Study finds U.S. policies could have negative implications for Africa

Iowa State University

A new study finds that while the current United States administration’s policies in Africa may appear undeveloped, there are distinct trends and tendencies that have the potential to negatively impact Africa’s economic growth.

Channels: All Journal News, Economics, Government/Law, U.S. Foreign Relations, U.S. Politics, African News,

Released:
19-Nov-2019 1:10 PM EST
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Newswise: South African ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo to hold master class at UIC

South African ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo to hold master class at UIC

University of Illinois at Chicago

The ensemble will take part in course, “Music and Career Forum,” to increase students’ perspectives on the way music and musicians operate.

Channels: All Journal News, Arts and Entertainment, Education, African News,

Released:
14-Nov-2019 3:15 PM EST
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Newswise: Intended to help human, planetary health, EAT-Lancet diet too costly for 1.6 billion people
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Intended to help human, planetary health, EAT-Lancet diet too costly for 1.6 billion people

Tufts University

A new study estimates that the Eat-Lancet Commission reference diet -- meant to improve both human and planetary health -- would be unaffordable for at least 1.58 billion people, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The study is published today in The Lancet Global Health.

Channels: All Journal News, Environmental Health, Food Science, Nutrition, Poverty, African News, Southeast Asia News, Staff Picks,

Released:
6-Nov-2019 1:20 PM EST
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Newswise: How to improve epilepsy care in Africa? Include traditional healers, schoolchildren and the guy next door

How to improve epilepsy care in Africa? Include traditional healers, schoolchildren and the guy next door

International League Against Epilepsy

In Mozambique, most people with epilepsy don’t seek treatment. So the country took on an intimidating challenge: Diagnose and treat more people by increasing awareness, reducing stigma, improving medication access, and partnering with traditional healers.

Channels: All Journal News, Epilepsy, Healthcare, Mental Health, Religion, Rural Issues, African News, Local - Texas,

Released:
31-Oct-2019 1:35 PM EDT
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Newswise: Project partners researchers, librarians and AI to fight hunger

Project partners researchers, librarians and AI to fight hunger

Cornell University

Ceres2030, a global effort led by International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is employing machine learning, librarian expertise and cutting-edge research analysis to use existing knowledge to help eliminate hunger by 2030.

Channels: Agriculture, All Journal News, Artificial Intelligence, Food Science, Poverty, African News, South America News, Southeast Asia News,

Released:
28-Oct-2019 4:10 PM EDT
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