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Zimbabwe, COUP, Mugabe

American University Experts Available to Discuss Situation in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwe, COUP, Robert Mugabe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Africa

Political Reform Unlikely in Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe

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vitamin A deficiency, Vision

After Cooking, Biofortified Corn and Eggs Retain Vital Nutrient Needed to Prevent Blindness

Fortified and biofortified foods are at the forefront of efforts to combat vitamin A deficiency worldwide. But little is known about what influence processing may have on the retention of vitamin A precursors in these foods. Now in a study appearing in ACS Omega, scientists report that a high percentage of these healthful substances — in some cases, almost all — can survive cooking, depending on the preparation method.

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Climate Change, Environmental Justice, earth and planetary sciences, Temperature, Poverty, Global Warming, climate change and human health

Climate Change Likely to be More Deadly in Poor African Settlements

Conditions in crowded urban settlements in Africa make the effects of climate change worse, pushing temperatures to levels dangerous for children and the elderly in those areas.

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Building Peace and Democracy in Africa

Richard Joseph, professor of political science and African Studies at Northwestern University, will give a talk on his work studying politics in Africa and why access to information is crucial to democratic governance.

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Hepatits C, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Researchers Define Burden of Hepatitis in Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Using laboratory equipment readily available in developing countries, researchers from UNC and Abbott Diagnostics were able to define and map the burden of hepatitis C virus for the first time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Their findings were published in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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Genocide, Rwanda, Rwandan Genocide

​Perpetrators of Genocide Say They’re ‘Good People’

The men who were tried for their role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide that killed up to 1 million people want you to know that they’re actually very good people. That’s the most common way accused men try to account for their actions in testimony before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, a new study has found.

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Rabies, zoonotic disease, World Rabies Day, Vaccination

Rabies Prevention Is a Matter of Education, Vaccination

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Air Pollution, Sub Saharan Africa, Public Health, Developing Countries

Tackling Air Pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa

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The University of Portsmouth is helping to tackle air pollution and its harmful effects in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Ebola, Infectious Disease, Epidemic, Public Health

Trusted Messages Key to Counter Community Concerns During Disease Outbreak

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Utilizing messages focused on images created by local artists and written information communicated through local dialects proved essential to counter misperceptions during the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, according to a study conducted in part by Muriel J. Harris, Ph.D., associate professor, University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences, Department of Health Promotion and Behavior Sciences.







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