Tag: Poverty

The Future of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs

| April 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Future of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs

Conditional cash transfer programs may need to make supply-side as well as demand-side investments in order to see the most impact on health outcomes within the developing world.

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Conditional Cash Transfer Programs to Improve Child Health

| April 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
Conditional Cash Transfer Programs to Improve Child Health

Conditional cash transfer programs have been instituted around the globe to address the intergenerational effects of poverty on child health. They now exist in over thirty countries, frequently targeting nutrition and education as the primary factors impacting child health.

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World Food Day: Beyond One Day

| November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments
World Food Day: Beyond One Day

In 1945, the United Nations established October 16th as World Food Day – a day dedicated to raising awareness about food security, hunger, and poverty. Although over 150 countries have celebrated World Food Day for sixty-seven years, the problem of global hunger has not yet subsided, and 870 million people continue to go hungry every day. This disconnect leaves us questioning the efficacy of these large-scale, top-down development campaigns, World Food Day included, and prompts us to search for tangible solutions to alleviate these persistent global problems.

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Fertility and Fatality: Breaking the Link

| April 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
Fertility and Fatality: Breaking the Link

A Chadian proverb states, “A pregnant woman has one foot in the grave.” Sadly, this harrowing statement is not far from the truth.  By day’s end, more than 1,000 women will have died from a pregnancy or childbirth related complication. In the developing world, where 99% of maternal deaths occur, fertility and fatality are intimately acquainted. For an Asian or African woman, giving life is the most deadly act she can perform. More disturbing still is that these deaths are nearly always preventable. Bleeding, bacterial infections, obstructed labor and unsafe abortions are the major killers of poor women.

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