Discover the First Olympics Team Made up Entirely of Refugees

Refugees have and continue to overcome difficulties that much of the world could not imagine. However, some joy has come to those displaced by tragedy after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) selected ten athletes to comprise the first Refugee Olympic Team at the 2016 Summer Olympics. In fact, the Olympics are being broadcast to a refugee…

Low Rate of Breastfeeding in Uganda a Cause for Concern

Ugandan mothers lag behind other mothers in breastfeeding their children, and UNICEF took note during World Breastfeeding Week 2016. Dr. Jasent Asiimwe, the Health Ministry’s Head of Nutrition, cited statistics that Ugandan newborns benefited from nursing within the first hour after birth only 53 percent of the time–considerably lower than the global target of 80…

The invasion of Fast Food: New Trends in Diet Affect the Health of Young Kenyans

  There is a growing dichotomy in Kenya in terms of food and health: malnutrition and hunger are major issues in some parts of the country, while in other parts, middle-class problems like diabetes, heart disease, and obesity are beginning to emerge. For many decades, the Kenyan Government has battled malnutrition and diseases such as…

Ghana Implements the First Emergency Medical Training Program

  Ghana is making medical history, thanks to an effective medical training program collaboration  between the United States Government, the University of Michigan and Kwame Nkrumah University, the division of science and technology, as well as Ghana’s own College of Physicians and Surgeons. All this under the supervision of the (MEPI) Medical Education Partnership Initiative.  …