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Experts Link Hunger to Aids in Africa

Experts Link Hunger to Aids in Africa | African News | Scoop.it

Experts have warned that poor nutrition may be a factor in accelerating the spread of HIV in Africa and could slow treatment and care for people living with AIDS.

 

According to Professor Onesmo Ole Moiyoi from Kenya's Aga Khan University, malnutrition leads to suppression of the immune system, which can increase the risk of catching infections including HIV.

 

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Do Africans buy into the booming Africa narrative?

Do Africans buy into the booming Africa narrative? | African News | Scoop.it
Despite all the praise for the continent's economic growth, the general population does not see positive prospects.
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Community maps reveal rich resources on “empty” land

Community maps reveal rich resources on “empty” land | African News | Scoop.it
Policymakers may see Kenya’s Isiolo area as barren and dusty, but a community-drawn map is changing perceptions
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earthdog58's curator insight, April 29, 2013 7:23 AM

Wow! People who live there know more about the place than the PhDs in nice comfortable offices miles away? Gosh! Whatever next?

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Urgent action ‘needed for clean cooking, heating fuels’ - SciDev.Net Sub-Saharan Africa

Urgent action ‘needed for clean cooking, heating fuels’ - SciDev.Net Sub-Saharan Africa | African News | Scoop.it
Partnerships are crucial for providing clean cookstoves to help tackle indoor air pollution, says a Kenyan meeting.
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Peepoo bag offers solution to Kenyan slum's 'flying toilets' - Voices of Africa

Peepoo bag offers solution to Kenyan slum's 'flying toilets' - Voices of Africa | African News | Scoop.it

The usually straightforward act of going to the toilet is is far from simple in Kibera, the sprawling slum on the edge of Kenya’s capital.

 

... the Swedish firm Peepoople, is using Kibera as a testing ground for the Peepoo, a biodegradable, self-sanitising, single-use toilet that could one day provide a cheap, smart fix for the world’s billion slum dwellers.

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Simple is always best!

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