Maya Valdez

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Seven ways to end preventable child deaths

Diarrhea and pneumonia kill some two million children a year. Our expert panel recommends ways to end the loss of life<p>Evan Simpson, project leader, Path, Seattle, US, @PATHtweets<p><b>Vaccination brings hope:</b> Vaccines against rotavirus and pneumonia have proven to be highly efficacious and safe and are …

Brazilian diamond hints at vast water reserve deep inside Earth | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A dirty-looking, commercially worthless brown diamond found in Brazil is yielding priceless information about the composition of a layer deep inside our planet.<p>The diamond contained a mineral called ringwoodite that entrapped a significant amount of water, an international …

China To Spend $330 Billion In Attempt To Clean Polluted Water

China has a fifth of the world's population but just 7 percent of its water resources, and the situation is especially precarious in its parched north, where some regions have less water per capita than the Middle East.<p>The plan is still being finalized but the budget has been set, exceeding the 1.7 …

Southern African leaders fail to prioritise water and sanitation

The majority of southern Africans are living in an "unrelenting struggle against sanitation and water poverty," according to a new report that accuses governments in the region of failing to prioritise their plight.<p>In From promise to reality, the international NGO WaterAid says southern African …

Three fund managers offer their water sector picks

Fund managers focusing on water infrastructure note that with cities growing around the world, and with the potential effects of climate change, the need for building, updating and maintaining water sources is a growing, long-term trend. Three fund managers offer selected picks of water …

Investing

TOMS Coffee Donates One Week of Clean Water for Every Bag You Buy

TOMS first pioneered the “buy one give one” business model with shoes, and now their newly launched coffee roasting company will donate one week of …

Coffee

Life on the Other Side of the Digital Divide

How technology has and hasn't changed East Baltimore.<p>Image: Dave Manigault<p>The other I day sat on the steps of a corner store a few blocks up from where I was raised in east Baltimore. My uncle Junebug tilted a 40oz of OE to his dome as he leaned next to where I sat. This neighborhood used to be an …

Child obesity programmes struggle to survive cuts

Only 1% of overweight and obese children are being offered weight loss programmes despite high success rates<p>As evening falls in Union Street in the centre of Oldham, the problems affecting the health of local children become clear.<p>In the words of Neil Wise, a leader of childhood obesity programmes, …

Child health: delivering improvements through community-based care

Almost 75% of all child deaths are attributable to just six conditions: neonatal causes, pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, measles and HIV/Aids. But these conditions are all preventable and/or manageable with adequate treatment. With that in mind, is the biggest factor causing death of children a lack …

Addressing the Critical Gap in the Health Care for Adolescent Girls

<i>This is part of a series of stories on topics that are underreported in global health and development.</i><p>Women’s health tends to fall into two …

Public Health

Global Health Issues That Don't Get the Attention They Need: Pneumonia and Diarrhea

<i>This is part of a series of stories on topics that are underreported in global health and development.</i><p>They’re called the child killers. Pneumonia and …

Public Health

Simple, Cheap Health Remedies Cut Child Mortality In Ethiopia

<b>Listen · 3:52</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Poor countries are starting to realize something that richer ones sometimes forget: Basic, inexpensive measures can have dramatic impacts on the health of a country. And they can save thousands of lives.<p>Take, for instance, the situation in …

Crushing South L.A.'s Digital Divide by Teaching Youth to Code

When you think of South Los Angeles, thanks to media stereotypes, you might think of gangs, drugs, and liquor stores. But, do you think of the …

Access to information: bridging the digital divide in Africa

With all the excitement about the role of technology in contributing to social change and improved development outcomes across Africa, it is easy to forget that only 7% of the continent's inhabitants are online. While mobile phone usage is widespread at 72%, this masks regional differences. …

The Digital Divide Is Still Leaving Americans Behind

At one Newark public high school, accessible Wi-Fi can be more valuable than a bus ride home.<p>In Newark, a city with one of the highest poverty rates …