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MDR-TB Spreading in Slums of Nairobi, Kenya, Health Workers Say

Multi-drug resistant tuberculosis is spreading in the slums of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, some health workers have said recently, IRIN News reports. // According to a 2004 report by the Kenya Medical Research Institute, about 70% of Nairobi's population lives in slums, and a large proportion ...

Children In Slums Of Mumbai Might be Suffering From Malnutrition

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) Health Committee had on Monday and Tuesday organized a medical team and conducted health camps// Chamunda Nagar and Shyam Nagar areas of Bhandup where cases of malnutrition have been reported. Their report has concluded that the children were healthy. ...

Local Web Design Agency Launches Leprosy Charity Website for Women in Need

...across online social media networks - Women in Need helps women from Indian slums in socio-economic difficulty including HIV/AIDS, mental illness, rape &... how they can help these ladies who are abandoned on the streets and in the slums that suffer from leprosy, HIV/AIDS, mental illness and the effects of rape ...

i.HUG Foundation Receives International Grant: Hires a School Nurse to Improve Student Health and Learning

...s ability to remain in school." "Nurse Margaret," as the children call her, serves some 85 disadvantaged and orphaned children who live in the slums of Kabalagala, outside the capital of Kampala. When not in school, many of them subsist on minimal food and no running water. "These children suf...

American-Based NGO Sends Emergency Medical Relief to Uganda

... In the slums of Jinja, the second largest city in Uganda, healthcare is particularly sca...ations devastated by war, natural disaster, poverty and disease. In the slums of Jinja, the second largest city in Uganda, healthcare is particularly sca...

Weill Cornell science briefs May 2008

...do poor urban ghettos and the infectious diseases that are perpetrated by unsanitary slum conditions. Weill Cornell researchers stationed in the urban slums of Salvador, Brazil, have discovered that certain unhealthy living conditions lead to transmission of leptospirosis, a life-threatening disease caused...

Drew Barrymore Announces US$1 Million Donation on Oprah

...ssion and commitment to changing the world for the better. One of the schools Drew Barrymore has visited in Kenya is Stara, in Nairobi's sprawling slums where students say WFP lunches make a real difference. "Often I come to school without anything to eat. A meal at school helps me because at home ...

Cooler Solutions' 'Dignity Toilet' Wins International Design Competition by Providing Sanitation for Those in Need

...itary facilities in developing countries, but at the same time improve hygiene and decrease diseases caused by faeces lingering in many of the world's slums and infecting drinkable water. This solution could be THE step forward to a healthier and more dignified life." Cooler Solutions Inc. Cooler Solut...

Which intervention would do the most to improve the health of the extreme poor?

...nd russells@unaids.org How can we improve the health of those living in urban slums? The defining physical and legal characteristics of slums profoundly affect the health of these communities and may also serve as potential targets for immediate intervention, argue Alon Unger (University of ...

National Geographic Channel, Ashley Judd and YouthAIDS Host World Premiere Screening of 'India's Hidden Plague'

...lation and why young women are increasingly at risk for infection. On this collaborative tour, the team visited brothels and slums in Mumbai to truck stops in Jaipur to the affluent communities of Delhi. National Geographic Channel will host the world pr...
Slums in Medical Technology

Grammy Winner Marc Cohn to Perform for African AIDS Organization at Carolina HopeFest

... the hope that Beacon brings to women and children in Africa." Beacon of Hope brings in women and children affected by the HIV / AIDS epidemic in the slums of Kenya and gives them medical care, vocational training, education, and a means to earn a living. The festival, sponsored by Morrisville-based comp...
Slums in Biological News

UC Riverside scientist to explore how vegetation affects urban heat islands

...s they interact. "With the mounting effects of climate change and half the world's population now living in urban areas one-third of the people in slums the potential for the increasing frequency and severity of heat waves is cause for grave concern," she said. According to Jenerette, the research ...

Scientists to discover why flamingos are in the pink of health -- in the poo!

...appily feeding on tidal mudflats in front of an oil refinery, a petrochemical plant and creeks bringing untreated waste from millions of people in the slums of Bombay. In Porbandar, the city which is the birthplace of Mahatma Ghandi, in Gujarat to the north of Bombay, I watched 8,000 standing knee deep...

200 journals join in theme issues on poverty and human development

...hier person in need of the same intervention. For example, it's quite likely that dealing with a whole range of health and environment issues in urban slums can save many more lives than dealing with the same issues in better-off communities," he said. The study was sponsored by the National Science Fou...
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