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How to Conduct a Nutritional Assessment

A nutritional assessment is a comprehensive evaluation done typically by nutritionists or trained health professionals to define an individual’s overall nutrition status by determining whether their body is receiving the necessary nutrients. It can be done in home-based care, in a health care facility, or during support group conferences. While the assessment is mostly conducted on malnourished […]

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Conflict in South Sudan

In the world’s youngest nation, millions are facing severe hunger as a devastating conflict continues to displace citizens. South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011, signifying an end to the longest-running civil war in Africa. However, five years later, violent conflict erupted following a political disagreement between President Salva Kiir and former Vice President […]

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The 2021 Hunger Crisis in Kenya

The food security situation has been deteriorating in the Arid and Semi-Arid (ASAL) counties of Kenya. This has been mainly due to the poor performance of last year’s short rains experienced in October and December and this year’s March and May’s short rains. Both seasons commenced late and had below-average cumulative amounts and poor distribution […]

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Did You Know? The Top 5 Most Common Communicable Diseases Worldwide

According to reliable research, communicable diseases affect billions of people around the world annually. One might wonder what ‘communicable diseases’, also known as infectious diseases are. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines communicable diseases as “any pathogenic microorganism that can be spread directly or indirectly from one person to another”. There were 12,420 different diseases and health-related ailments […]

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Common Structural and Informational Barriers to COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake

Since the journey to vaccination starts when individuals and communities begin learning about a vaccine and contemplate getting it, it is important to understand exactly how people make decisions that are related to vaccination, to develop vaccination programs that encourage and motivate more people to get vaccinated. Although several vaccination programs focus on the supply […]

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