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Handmade Soap Keeps Malaria-Carrying Mosquitos Away in Uganda

Region: Uganda

Topics: Health

In Uganda, where malaria is an enduring problem, a young woman came up with a formula for soap that repels mosquitos.

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In DRC, Parents Make Homemade Incubators for Infants. But Do They Work?

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Health

Pre-term births are a big problem in Kisangani, a city in Democratic Republic of Congo. There’s a shortage of incubators and those that are available are too expensive for many parents, who instead take the preemies home and create incubation rooms there.

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HIV Stigma Makes Zambian Mothers Think Twice About Exclusive Breastfeeding

Region: Zambia

Topics: HealthWomen's Rights

In Zambia, women who are HIV-positive are encouraged to exclusively breastfeed their babies, but those mothers say extended breastfeeding is a telltale sign that they have the virus.

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‘Let Us Bury Our Dead’: Why People in DRC Resist Ebola Response Efforts

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: DiseaseHealth

Despite success in treating Ebola, response teams sent to Democratic Republic of Congo are met with mistrust from local people. The fierce resistance to their methods has sometimes been violent – but why is it happening in the first place?

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New School Provides Dedicated Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Zambia

Region: Zambia

Topics: EducationHealth

In Zambia, schools for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder are rare and often unaffordable. To address this, one local woman opened an academy that uses a curriculum designed to meet their needs.

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‘Imagining Colorful Lines’ – Mexican Football Player with Visual Impairment Finds New Future in His Sport

Region: Mexico

Topics: CultureHealth

After injuring his eye, one young Mexican football player thought his chances of going professional were over. Now, his time playing in a league with other players who have visual impairments is giving him new purpose as a coach.

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In DRC, Where Plastic is Used as Kindling, One Man Offers a Healthier Alternative

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: EnvironmentHealth

In Kisangani, a city in Democratic Republic of Congo’s Tshopo Province, many people use plastic and other debris to start fires, which poses risks to their health and the environment. To solve this problem, a local man is now selling an environmentally-friendy solution he calls mobobe.

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Fighting Liver Disease in Nepal Means Changing Traditions

Region: Nepal

Topics: CultureHealth

In Kathmandu, incidence of liver disease has ballooned. Alcohol plays an important role in local culture, so rooting out the problem means digging deep into tradition.

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Despite Outbreak, Uganda’s Latest Cholera Containment Effort Is Unpopular, Unenforced

Region: Uganda

Topics: DiseaseHealth

Ugandan officials have banned the sale of homemade food and drinks in an effort to contain a recent cholera outbreak. The ban hasn’t stopped street vendors – will it stop the disease?

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Long Thought of as Food for the Poor, Healthful Okra Enjoys New Popularity in DRC

Region: Democratic Republic of Congo

Topics: Health

Cases of diabetes are increasing in DRC, as more than 3.3 million people here have been diagnosed with the disease. The rise in the incidence of diabetes in DRC has been accompanied by the rising popularity of a common vegetable that helps manage blood sugar, even though the vegetable has long been considered a food of the poor: okra.

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