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South Sudan – Working towards peace in Africa’s newest country

“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” Maya Angelou The Origins of War Africa is not one country. In fact, it is extremely diverse, and consists of 54 different countries. In July 2011, it saw birth to a new nation, South Sudan. At just a […]

Malnutrition – the slow, silent killer

According to the World Food Programme, malnutrition causes approximately 45% of deaths in children under five. That’s about 3 MM children who die from malnutrition a year. Although the prevalence of malnutrition related diseases is much more pronounced in developing countries, people living in the poorest neighborhoods, the elderly, the homeless, and people with eating […]

Diarrheal disease, an easily preventable killer of kids under five

Approximately 2,200 children die of Diarrheal Diseases per day, which, if put in perspective, is equivalent to about 30 buses full of kids. With Diarrheal diseases causing approximately 1 Million deaths annually, the importance of this crisis must be elevated. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Diarrheal Disease ranks amongst the top 10 causes of […]