October 20, 2009 /
The HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean Gateway examines the impact of the disease across the Caribbean. The reporting in this Gateway uses articles, photography, videos, as well as original poetry and music,...
September 15, 2014 /
Tom Hundley, Samuel Loewenberg
In Uganda, only 30 percent of the population has access to improved sanitation. It will take innovative solutions to help a country harmed by its own waste.
September 12, 2014 / Untold Stories
Samuel Loewenberg
Uganda suffers from a sanitation crisis, as many villagers nor the urban poor have access to toilets. An estimated 75% of the country's disease burden is linked to poor sanitation and hygiene.
October 30, 2013 / Untold Stories
Sharon Schmickle
In Tanzania's drought-prone villages like Engaruka, residents who've suffered hunger are now left with few possessions and little livestock with which to shield themselves from future drought.
October 29, 2013
Mark Schulte, Paul Salopek
This lesson plan has been designed for high school students. The recommended timeframe is 1-3 classes.
October 29, 2013
Mark Schulte, Paul Salopek
This lesson plan has been designed for middle school students. The recommended timeframe is 1-3 classes.
October 29, 2013
Mark Schulte, Paul Salopek
This lesson plan has been designed for elementary school students. The recommended timeframe is 1-3 classes.
Reasons and Effects of the Increase of Non-communicable Diseases (NCD’s) in India
October 25, 2013
Martina Merten
Non-communicable diseases cause 63 percent of deaths worldwide. In India, diabetes, heart attacks and cancer are on the rise across all strata of society.
October 21, 2013 / Des Moines Register
Sharon Schmickle, Lukas Kariongi Ole Sanango, Steve Martin Saning'o
As Tanzania's savanna landscape evolves over time, unexpected consequences ripple through the food chain.
October 21, 2013 / Dowser
Kerstin Egenhofer
One of the biggest challenges facing cash transfers in Malawi is deciding who is poor enough to get the money.
October 17, 2013 / Des Moines Register
Sharon Schmickle
To understand food security in sub-Saharan Africa, context is crucial. Some 500 million small farms feed 80 percent of the people who live in regions that are perilously close to hunger.
October 14, 2013 / Untold Stories
Tom Hundley
Crop yields in sub-Saharan Africa rank among the lowest in the world, and nearly a third of the region’s people are chronically malnourished.
Image by Sharon Schmickle. Tanzania, 2013
October 8, 2013
Sharon Schmickle, Samson Kamalamo, Josephat Mwanzi, Steve Martin Saning'o, Lukas Kariongi Ole Sanango, Finnigan wa Simbeye
Roiling tensions underlie efforts to improve food security in Africa, often pulling at cross purposes on farmers, consumers and their countries.

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