Navigation Links
Exploring Africa's success stories
Date:10/20/2010

The initiative, which involved mass distribution of insecticide-treated mosquito nets, preventative treatment for pregnant women, indoor residual spraying, rapid diagnostic testing, and artemisinin-based combination therapy, contributed to decreasing the death rate from malaria in Zambia by 60 percent since 2003.

In their working paper, Weil and his collaborators analyze data on health inputs and outcomes to measure the program's impact on overall population health. Using the national Health Management Information System, they specifically studied data for children under the age of 5 and focused on two anti-malaria measures bed nets and house spraying. They found that 100,000 bed nets distributed in Zambia's rural areas led to a reduction of about 900 hospitalized malaria patients under age 5, and to a reduction of approximately 100 child deaths. Spraying had about half the effect. Weil cautions that these conclusions are extremely tentative, since it's difficult to establish causality when it comes to health improvements. He hopes to expand this line of research in the future, to study effects of malaria control on wages, education, labor supply, economic growth, and fertility.

Weil's second project under African Successes looks at the impact of an enormously popular cellphone-based money transfer system in Kenya, called M-Pesa ("M" stands for mobile and "Pesa" means money in Swahili). Launched in 2007 by Kenya's major cell phone company, M-Pesa allows individuals to deposit, send, and withdraw funds using mobile phones. Here's how it works: A young man working in Nairobi wants to send 1,000 shillings to his mother in their far-away village. Prior to M-Pesa, he would take a 15-hour bus ride to give his mom the money in person. Now, he can pay 1,000 shillings at an M-Pesa outlet, where the clerk will send him a text message informing him that the money has been deposited in his account. The young man can then text his mother, telling her that the
'/>"/>

Contact: Deborah Baum
deborah_baum@brown.edu
401-863-2478
Brown University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Exploring gender differences in colorectal cancer screenings
2. Exploring the Davids and Goliaths of therapeutic molecules
3. GUMCs Lombardi Hosts Symposium Exploring Future of Cancer Research and Personalized Medicine
4. Exploring the limits: Understanding the challenges facing Winter Olympic champions
5. Study identifies barriers to successful treatment of children with sarcoma in low-income countries
6. Small business success spotlighted by USDA at conference
7. Mayo Clinic finds early success with laser that destroys tumors with heat
8. UCLA conference to address technologys impact on successful aging Oct. 29
9. Novel target for existing drug may improve success of radiation therapy
10. Placebo successful in treating women with sexual dysfunction
11. Successful periodontal therapy may reduce the risk of preterm birth, according to Penn dental study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/14/2014)... July 14, 2014 Felicity Philp was diagnosed ... 29 years old. Instead of letting her health issues decrease ... food she was eating and began to see a difference ... two friends and business partners, Julie Reardon and Kate Owen, ... help others with this lifestyle change as well. In their ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Georgia State University is starting four new ... round of its Second Century Initiative, aiming to ... performance. , The Second Century Initiative (2CI) ... to the university, with the goal of building ... significance. , “With the fifth round of the ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... , Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health ... esophagitis (EoE), an inflammatory disease characterized by high ... Their findings suggest that several genes are involved in ... and often is associated with food allergies. The findings ... the esophagus. The work was supported in part by ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... PA, July 14, 2014 The inability to ignore ... often experienced by individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, reports a ... Psychiatry . , Our brains are usually good at ... learn and filtering out the "noise" or thoughts that ... related in part to a problem with this filtering ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Hicksville and Hauppauge, NY (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 ... York (RGONY), with offices in Hicksville and Hauppauge, ... intravitreal implant) as a long-lasting treatment for diabetic ... by Allergan, recently obtained an additional FDA-approved indication ... previously approved by the FDA in 2009 for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Women Changing Lives Through Food 2Health News:Georgia State Starts Four Innovative Research Groups Through Fifth Round of Its Second Century Initiative 2Health News:Georgia State Starts Four Innovative Research Groups Through Fifth Round of Its Second Century Initiative 3Health News:Scientists deepen genetic understanding of eosinophilic esophagitis 2Health News:'Noisy' memory in schizophrenia 2Health News:Retina Group of New York Now Offers Long-lasting Ozurdex® Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy 2Health News:Retina Group of New York Now Offers Long-lasting Ozurdex® Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy 3
... ... ... ... ...
... who have both diabetes and major depression are more than ... diabetes only, according to a study published in the recent ... the progressive decline of thinking and reasoning abilities. These can ... the past, personality changes, and not recognizing familiar people. ...
... researchers say , FRIDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Freezing ... mice, a new study has found. , Researchers tested two ... applying a cold probe to the tumor, but one method ... the other takes a few minutes. The mice that received ...
... ... ... ... ...
... , ... ... ... ...
... report released today by Rice University,s Jones Graduate School of ... since October 2009, current Toyota owners are not yet wavering ... The rigorous survey-based study of a national sample ... satisfaction with their vehicles, quality was equally high among Toyota ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Pennsylvania to Observe 'Problem Gambling Awareness Week'; Remind Residents of Available Counseling and Treatment Services 2Health News:Pennsylvania to Observe 'Problem Gambling Awareness Week'; Remind Residents of Available Counseling and Treatment Services 3Health News:Pennsylvania to Observe 'Problem Gambling Awareness Week'; Remind Residents of Available Counseling and Treatment Services 4Health News:Pennsylvania to Observe 'Problem Gambling Awareness Week'; Remind Residents of Available Counseling and Treatment Services 5Health News:Pennsylvania to Observe 'Problem Gambling Awareness Week'; Remind Residents of Available Counseling and Treatment Services 6Health News:Major depression more than doubles risk of dementia among adults with diabetes 2Health News:Major depression more than doubles risk of dementia among adults with diabetes 3Health News:Freezing Technique May Stop Breast Cancer 2Health News:COPPERTONE(R) Solar Research Center Unveils Studies on Efficacy of Topical Antioxidants in Sunscreens at 2010 Annual Meeting of The American Academy of Dermatology 2Health News:COPPERTONE(R) Solar Research Center Unveils Studies on Efficacy of Topical Antioxidants in Sunscreens at 2010 Annual Meeting of The American Academy of Dermatology 3Health News:COPPERTONE(R) Solar Research Center Unveils Studies on Efficacy of Topical Antioxidants in Sunscreens at 2010 Annual Meeting of The American Academy of Dermatology 4Health News:COPPERTONE(R) Solar Research Center Unveils Studies on Efficacy of Topical Antioxidants in Sunscreens at 2010 Annual Meeting of The American Academy of Dermatology 5Health News:COPPERTONE(R) Solar Research Center Unveils Studies on Efficacy of Topical Antioxidants in Sunscreens at 2010 Annual Meeting of The American Academy of Dermatology 6Health News:Summit Seeks to Spark Call to Action on Facing World's Biggest Challenges 2Health News:Summit Seeks to Spark Call to Action on Facing World's Biggest Challenges 3Health News:Summit Seeks to Spark Call to Action on Facing World's Biggest Challenges 4Health News:Summit Seeks to Spark Call to Action on Facing World's Biggest Challenges 5Health News:Survey: Toyota owners maintain high overall satisfaction despite recalls 2
(Date:7/14/2014)... 14 de julio de 2014 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- ... Barry Epling , presidente de la junta directiva, ... la Compañía. El señor Epling es el dueño de ... la licencia de su formulación, sus propiedades intelectuales y ... apoyo financiero. "El señor Gerald Epling ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Wis. , July 14, 2014 Lumin ... purchased the assets of PatientTrak, the leading provider of ... headquarters from Illinois to ... name is Lumin which means light and our mission ... improve patient satisfaction, increase efficiencies and reduce costs," said ...
(Date:7/14/2014)...  More than any other generation, Millennials born in the ... but their eyes don,t. These mobile devices demand a type ... eye has not evolved to cope with them. The gap ... comfortably often results in tired eyes, focusing problems, headaches and ... Now ZEISS has invented a new type of lens for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BioAdaptives se prepara para el próximo paso 2BioAdaptives se prepara para el próximo paso 3Lumin Medical Purchases PatientTrak 2Lumin Medical Purchases PatientTrak 3New Eyeglass Lens Helps Our Eyes Keep Up with our Digital Lives 2New Eyeglass Lens Helps Our Eyes Keep Up with our Digital Lives 3
... WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 Pharmaceutical,researchers are testing 92 ... related conditions, according to a report released today ... December,1 marks the 20th anniversary of "World AIDS ... the 1988 World Summit of Ministers of Health ...
... in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Expected to Inform ... for Experimental Cancer Treatment, MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., ... a leading provider of software,strategic consulting, and regulatory ... its Strategic Consulting Services Group,is using a quantitative ...
Cached Medicine Technology:92 Medicines and Vaccines now in Development for HIV/AIDS 292 Medicines and Vaccines now in Development for HIV/AIDS 3Pharsight Uses FDA Disease Model to Support Oncology Drug Development 2Pharsight Uses FDA Disease Model to Support Oncology Drug Development 3
The ImagingPlanet 55 mm surgical microscope video adapter: superior optical quality and precise engineering make this 55mm focal length adapter an excellent decision for use with your Leica surgical ...
The ImagingPlanet 70 mm Surgical Microscope Adapter. Superior optical quality and precise engineering make this 70 mm focal length adapter an excellent decision for use with your Leica surgical micr...
... Optronics MicroFire - Monochrome: An ... microscope camera with Firewire connectivity. ... imaging beyond 900nm. The camera ... a C-mount adapter and is ...
... This system is the most ... world. Developed in the USA after ... safety, and complete precision with maximum ... exfoliation. It is superior to traditional ...
Medicine Products: