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Breast-Feeding Boosts Intelligence and Global Growth

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February 2016 SciDevNet; Breast-feeding children rather than using milk substitutes would add more than US$300 billion a year to the global economy, releasing money to deal with issues such as hunger, education and the environment, according to a study. The effects on children’s long-term health and cognition are so great …

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ZIMBABWE: Drug Shortages – a National Crisis

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February 2016 TheFinancialGazette; AS the donor community is busy trying to ensure that there is enough food for millions of Zimbabweans facing starvation, another disaster that may soon call for the donors’ attention is unfolding in the country’s hospitals. A massive shortage of basic clinical drugs at major public health …

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RE PRO-POOR BENEFITS OF AFRICAS GREEN REVOLUTION BASED ON MYTHS?

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February 2016 Reuters: Rather than alleviating poverty, a farming revolution aimed at increasing and modernising agricultural production in Africa could be harming the poorest, according to a new study. The University of East Anglia research details how changes brought on by modernisation programmes disrupt subsistence practices, deepen poverty, impair local …

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