Tanzania’s struggle against bean-eating weevils is just one chapter in the story of the tension between farmers and the ever-evolving pests that attack crops in the field and after harvest.
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Volunteers from the Community Health Initiative are seen here in action during their week-long clinics in rural Haiti, where they meet with hundreds of villagers.
Take a look at Des Moines Register photojournalist Mary Chind's images for a glimpse of life in rural Haiti.
Young Haitian community health workers, hired by the Iowa group, monitor public health in villages year round.
Most Americans are unaware of Haiti's story, which began with a slave revolt and has included up-and-down relations with its giant neighbor, the United States.
Iowa doctors sense that Haitian women are willing to talk about birth control, even if many hesitate to use specific forms of it. The doctors offer it while being careful not to push too hard.
A reporter is struck by the openness and graciousness shown by people living in some of the world's toughest situations.
John Gabin and his girlfriend, Guerda Pierre, agreed to adopt a starving 4-year-old. They already had four adults and three kids living in their one-room house, and Pierre was pregnant.
Iowa doctor sees too many well-meaning Americans offer aid that fails to last.
Countless public and private aid agencies have spent billions of dollars trying to help Haiti, but experts say little of that aid has helped the country stand on its own.
When a woman with advanced cancer arrived at their clinic, Iowa doctors and nurses could only offer pain pills and prayers.
An Iowa-based medical team chips away at Haiti's public-health problems, even as the world's attention shifts elsewhere.