For the past two weeks heavy rains in Malawi have resulted in floods in most areas of the country. The worst affected are the Southern Region districts of Nsanje, Chikwawa, Phalombe, Zomba and Blantyre, where homes, crops, livestock and household property have been damaged.
EVOKE is (was?) an online social game that bills itself as a ten-week crash course in changing the world. Produced by the World Bank Institute, it is free and available in a low-bandwidth version, meaning ostensibly that anybody
The Malawi Smallholder Dairy Development Project, a three-year project funded by Heifer International and USAID, is trying a unique approach to pest management called the push-pull technology. Push-pull, first used in the late 1980s,
A Study Tour Reflection by Kelly Keena Evident by the introduction of the group to the community was not only the gratitude for Heifers gift, but the intensity of what comes from within communities and individuals. The president of the
by WorldLink staff How can we help our kids avoid the temptation of addictive junk food? In this clip from the Nourish Video Encyclopedia, pediatrician Nadine Burke explains how our junk food habit has contributed to an epidemic of obesity and
In Haiti, it only ever seems to get worse. Already the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti was devastated by an earthquake in Jan. 2010, which displaced tens of thousands of people. These displaced Haitians, who live in makeshift tent
Bill and Melinda Gates were featured on "60 Minutes" last night, in a segment called "Giving Away a Fortune": "The Gates have shunned publicity for the most part. But, recently, Melinda Gates agreed to travel around the globe to show '60 Minutes'
I received an e-mail from the World Health Organization announcing its first-ever report on neglected tropical diseases, to occur Oct. 14 in Geneva, Switzerland. From the e-mail: There are 149 countries and territories where neglected
Why is it that 70 percent of the world's HIV-infected people live in sub-Saharan Africa? Could malaria be the culprit? According to recent article in AIDS, a scholarly journal, new research would suggest so. From a synopsis of the research that
David Lambert, principal of Lambert Associates of Washington, D.C., and a consultant to United Nations agencies, universities and the private sector on global food security, food safety and agricultural biotechnology, pulled no punches in a recent
Diana Partida, Heifer Internationals Mexico country administrator, has reported to headquarters that all organizational staff as well as Heifer partner staff is safe following devastating landslides early Tuesday in the Mexican state of