In Liberia, 39% of children are chronically malnourished, largely due to sub-optimal breastfeeding practices, poor diversity of complementary foods for children, and micronutrient deficiencies.
One kilometer outside of Ourossogui, in the Matam Region of Senegal, Sambo’s 4-year old daughter walks towards her father, crossing a field planted with a wide variety of nutritious crops. Her skirt is turned up into a makeshift basket and stuffed with white beans—a reliable source of protein for childhood growth and micronutrients that promote brain development.
Evidence has been mounting to support the hypothesis that maternal undernutrition, as well as in-utero infant and young child undernutrition, are correlated with the risk of developing nutrition related non-communicable diseases (N-RNCDs) later in life.
Residents of Massachusetts benefit from a universal select childhood vaccine program, and Massachusetts has some of the highest childhood vaccination rates in the nation. Adults, however, have less access to vaccine supplies, services, and information, and rates have lagged behind.
Sharing experiences across projects, organizations, and countries is essential to supporting smart design of new mobile projects, and adaptation of existing platforms.
A robust routine health information system (HIS) that incorporates the private sector is pivotal to health sector performance and sustainability. The proportion of the health care market constituted by private sector institutions in developing countries is large and increasing.
If you’ve used Google maps to find a restaurant while traveling, or logged onto your health insurance provider’s website to find the nearest primary care physician in an unfamiliar city, you’ve experienced the power maps have first-hand. Knowing business locations simplifies our day-to-day lives and connects us to services we need.