Zambia

Linking Piped Water, Health And Gender Equality

Water isn't just crucial for life, it's fundamental to increasing opportunities for women and girls in rural areas across the globe. A new Stanford study reveals how bringing piped water closer to remote households in Zambia dramatically improves...
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Friday Assorted Links

1. SinoVac vaccine looking pretty good, and 300 million doses already sold (NYT).  And Pfizer-Biontech seems to work against the South African strain. 2. “Marginal-utility neglect.” 3. Covid in Zambia. 4. Alex redux: why do experiments...
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Zambia Considering Russian Proposal To Use Its Covid-19 Vaccine, Envoy Says

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Zambia is currently considering the proposal by Russia for the use of its domestically produced Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19, Russian Ambassador to Zambia Alexander Boldyrev told Sputnik.
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Zambian Police Say 2 Shot Dead As Opposition Crowd Dispersed

Police in Zambia say two people have been shot dead after a huge and “unruly” crowd accompanied a top opposition leader who had been summoned to police headquarters
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Crocodile Kills Woman While Her Mother Witnesses Deadly Attack

The incident, which took place in Zambia, was just one out of many crocodile attacks that have been terrorising locals for ages. Zambian rivers are teeming with the deadly reptiles, and the authorities have not found a way to secure people from the...

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Apple Highlights Ppe Donations To Zambia In Fight Against Covid-19 And Hiv

Apple has published a feature highlighting its PPE donations to Zambia and how it has been redirecting PRODUCT(RED) proceeds to help the Global Fund's efforts in the fight against COVID-19 and HIV in sub-saharan Africa. This year, COVID-19...
Related topics: HIV, Virus

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Ketogenic Diets In Low-resource Settings: Experience In Zambia

More than 75 countries now have at least one ketogenic diet center for the treatment of epilepsy, but most centers are located in high-resource countries. How can lower-income countries establish the ketogenic diet, and what considerations are they...
Related topics: Diet, Epilepsy

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The Lasting Effects Of Pollution From The Kabwe Mine

Kabwe, Zambia, has a long history of lead and zinc mining, centered around the now-closed Broken Hill Mine. Due to the mine, the city is also one of the most polluted places on Earth; even though the mine has closed, artisanal/small-scale mining...

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Insights On The Enormous Impact Seasons Have In Agricultural Economies

For farmers in rural Zambia, payday comes just once a year, at harvest time. This fact impacts nearly every aspect of their lives, but until now researchers hadn't realized the true extent.

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Agriculture: A Loan For Lean Season

For farmers in rural Zambia, payday comes just once a year, at harvest time. This fact impacts nearly every aspect of their lives, but until now researchers hadn't realized the true extent.

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South Africa Coach Ntseki Under Fire After Loss To Zambia

Johannesburg (AFP) – South Africa coach Molefi Ntseki was slammed by supporters on social media after a 2-1 home loss to Zambia on Sunday in an international friendly. He was accused of being “tactically bankrupt”, “clueless...
Related topics: South Africa, Social Media

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Zambia’s Health Minister Visits Site Of Viral Video Of Rats In Hospital Ward 

A viral video of rats running freely through a patient ward in a Zambian hospital has resulted in the country’s health minister making an unannounced visit to the facility.  Dr. Chitalu Chilufya said the gross negligence at Kitwe Central Hospital...
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Small-farm Tech Reduces Deforestation, Climate Change

Small farms in Zambia that use the latest hybrid seed for maize, along with improving health on neutral soils, help reduce deforestation and tackle climate change, Cornell University researchers report this month in Global Environmental Change.
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Voddie Baucham Warns: 'black Lives Matter' Is A Trademark Phrase Designed To Dehumanize And Use...

Dr. Voddie Baucham, Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to explain why he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence's refusal to say the phrase "Black Lives Matter." Baucham, who...
Related topics: Trademarks, Glenn Beck

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Southern African Leaders Meet On Mozambique's Deteriorating Security

Southern African leaders met Wednesday to discuss the growing Islamist insurgency in northern Mozambique.At the day-long meeting in Harare, leaders of Zambia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique said they had discussed the COVID-19 pandemic and the...
Related topics: Mozambique, Harare, Botswana, Zimbabwe

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Words Of Courage For Medical Students And Residents

About 15 years ago, I spent a few weeks at a small community hospital in Zambia, helping to staff the primary care clinic and attend some of the rounds on the small inpatient units there.  The inpatient pediatrics unit was full of young children...

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From Mark Lutter — Charter City For Zambia?

I’m pleased to announce the Charter Cities Institute has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Zambian Development Agency. They are planning to propose changes to their special economic zone act to parliament, and we are working with...

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I Took A $20, 4-day Train Ride Between Zambia And Tanzania, And Even Though It Was Delayed By An...

The TAZARA is claimed to be among the world's most scenic train rides — and a unique way to have an inexpensive African safari.
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Climate Change: A Tale Of Weather Extremes With Mixed Fortunes For Zambia

Planeta Hatuleke, a small scale farmer of Pemba District in Southern Zambia, stands in a maize field. This year, she hopes that she will not be one of the country’s 2.3 million food insecure people thanks to the climate smart agriculture...

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Zambia Has 17 Million People, A Stroke Epidemic, And No Neurologists

Stanley Zimba was tired. The proximate cause was his just-completed rotation as an internal medicine physician at University Teaching Hospital, the biggest and busiest hospital in Zambia’s sprawling capital of Lusaka. As the hospital of last...
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