Battle for life starts before birth

   12 March 2010Newborn babies have a pretty rotten chance of survival in developing countries. Each year more than 4 million babies die in teh first month, 2 million in the first week, and as many as 2 million die before they are a couple of days old. When the chances of survival are so … Continue reading Battle for life starts before birth

Health-related adaptation” to climate change seen as a low priority

TropIKA.net, 11 Dec 2009 Projects aimed at helping the world’s 48 poorest countries adapt to the health effects of climate change are few and far between, says the Global Environment Fund (GEF), the organisation set up to manage them under the United Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).More>>

Greener stoves cook up health benefits, study shows

SciDev.net November 30, 2009 Replacing smoky indoor cooking fires in India with environmentally friendly cookstoves would have the same effect on health as almost halving the country's cancer burden, a study says. The research — the first to quantify how many lives could be saved by using improved cookstoves — is one of a series … Continue reading Greener stoves cook up health benefits, study shows

Launching your own satellite — the pros and cons

SciDev.net, November 11, 2009 Developing nations are building their own satellites despite freely available Western data. Do the gains outweigh the costs, asks Tatum Anderson. India's aim to launch two more satellites in the next three years has highlighted the trend for developing countries to add their own presence to the West's already extensive space … Continue reading Launching your own satellite — the pros and cons