Female only doctors key to Syrian women refugees health care

Female only doctors key to Syrian women refugees health care

Khetam Malkwai – WNN MDG Stories (WNN/UNFPA) ZA’ATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Mafraq, Jordan, MIDDLE EAST: As a way to address both health needs and cultural sensitivities, UNFPA  is supporting a reproductive health clinic with a female gynaecologist in the Za’atari camp for Syrian refugees who have fled to Jordan. Some 27,000 Syrian refugees are now living […]

AFRICA: New mobile technology tracks pandemics through Fluphone

AFRICA: New mobile technology tracks pandemics through Fluphone

WNN Improve It (WNN-Cambridge) UK/AFRICA/GLOBAL: A mobile phone app developed by University of Cambridge researchers that tracks how people behave during an epidemic could be used to limit disease spread. Influenza is sweeping the UK, schools are closing, workplaces are short-staffed, and the race for a vaccine has begun: all the elements of a scenario […]

Women farmers in Nepal need new agricultural technologies

Women farmers in Nepal need new agricultural technologies

WNN MDG Stories (WNN/GDN) Kathmandu, NEPAL: Most of Nepal‘s agriculture is undertaken by women, but research tailored to their needs is lacking. “We need new technologies that can reduce the drudgery for them,” said Devendra Gauchan, agricultural economist and chief of the socioeconomics and agri-research policy division at the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (Narc). Agriculture supports the […]

Health scientists work together to solve Africa’s childhood nodding syndrome

Health scientists work together to solve Africa’s childhood nodding syndrome

Katy Migiro with Justin Dralaze – WNN MDG Stories (WNN/AN/TLW) Nairobi, KENYA/ Kampala, UGANDA: Scientists from around the world have for the first time agreed on a common name, definition and research agenda to help understand and address a mysterious, incurable disease called nodding syndrome, which affects thousands of children in East Africa. Named after its […]

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